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Updated: March 11, 2014 21:55 IST

Airbus appoints Dwarakanath as India CEO

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Srinivasan Dwarakanath
The Hindu
Srinivasan Dwarakanath

Aircarft maker Airbus, on Tuesday, said it had appointed Srinivasan Dwarakanath as Airbus India CEO and Charles Champion, who is EVP Airbus Engineering and member of the company’s Executive Committee, as Chairman.

New Chairman

Airbus is bringing all its Indian activities under one roof through the creation of a fully-owned subsidiary called Airbus India to manage the company’s significant footprint spread across several sites in the country, the French company said in a release.

Airbus also has plans to set up a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capability, which will be established at a later date, it said.

“Building on our significant engineering presence in India, the new company structure will add a strong customer facing element making us more agile, bringing us closer to stakeholders, suppliers, and also to new talent.

“The Airbus India organisation will foster innovation, respond quickly to growth and to seek out new cooperation opportunities in India,” Mr. Dwarakanath said.

The new Airbus India organisation will have customer facing centres in Delhi and Mumbai.

Building on the success of the Airbus Engineering Centre India (AECI) in Bangalore, Airbus India will also include strategy, customer services and procurement teams under one organisation.

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