Guillaume Faury and Micael Johansson take up leadership positions in ASD Europe

Source: ASD Europe, Defence Industry Europe

The Aerospace, Security, and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) has announced new leadership appointments. Guillaume Faury, the CEO of Airbus, has been appointed as the President and Chairman of the ASD Board. Additionally, Micael Johansson, the President and CEO of Saab, has been elected as the Vice-Chairman of the ASD Board.

Guillaume Faury was appointed President and Chairman of the ASD Board by the Association’s General Assembly in May and will also serve as Chairman of the ASD Board. He takes over from Alessandro Profumo, former CEO of Leonardo, for a tenure of two years. 

“Europe is facing the twin challenges of decarbonisation and digital transition while at the same time navigating a dramatically changed security landscape. Europe’s response to these challenges has the potential to shape our industry for decades to come. ASD’s diverse range of members, drawn from countries right across the continent, provide the state-of-the-art technologies needed to both connect and protect people while bringing us closer to a decarbonised economy,” said Guillaume Faury. “At ASD, we have a vital role to play by encouraging European cooperation and advocating for policy frameworks that shape a competitive European business environment,” added new President and Chairman of the ASD.

Moreover, Micael Johansson, the President and CEO of Saab, has been elected as the new Vice-Chairman of the ASD Board.


Saab CEO Micael Johansson was today appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board at the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).
Photo: ASD Europe.


“Our industries play a key role for a sustainable, technologically sovereign and resilient Europe. ASD will continue to advocate for a better understanding of thisrole and for policies that are designed to leverage the full potential of our sector for the good of our societies,” said Micael Johansson. “Through my role as Vice Chairman of the board at ASD, I will be able to advocate for ASD’s interests, drive concrete initiatives, and foster the technological advancements necessary to address emerging security challenges in Europe,” added Micael Johansson.

“ASD is pleased to welcome Guillaume Faury as its new President and Chairman of the Board and Micael Johansson as the new Vice-Chairman of the Board. Both are at the helm of global industrial champions and know in detail the challenges our members face at the national, European and global level. I am looking forward to working with them,” said ASD Secretary General, Jan Pie.

ASD is a prominent organisation representing European aerospace, defence and security industries, mainly in relation to EU institutions, but also on a global level in relation to other international bodies of importance to the sector. It serves as a collective voice for more than 3,000 companies, ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to larger corporations, operating in various domains such as aerospace, defence, space and security. ASD members together employ 879,000 people and generated a turnover of €238 billion in 2021. ASD works closely with policymakers, institutions, and other stakeholders to foster a secure and innovative defence industry ecosystem in Europe.



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