Airbus Appoints Catherine Jestin as EVP Digital and Information Management
Airbus SE has announced the appointment of Catherine Jestin as Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management effective July 1st, 2021. In her new role, Jestin will join the Executive Committee and report directly to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.
On Monday (June 21, 2021), Airbus SE announced the appointment of Catherine Jestin as the company’s new Executive Vice President Digital and Information Management, effective July 1st, 2021. Ms. Jestin will report directly to Airbus’ CEO, Guillaume Faury. In her new role, Jestin will work to reinforce transversal cooperation companywide to continue the successful deployment of the Digital Design, manufacturing and Services (DDMS) program. Additionally, she will leverage and coordinate talent pools across the organization in support of the wider transformation of Airbus’ use of state-of-the-art digital tools, technologies and processes, while ensuring environmentally sustainable IT practices.
In Monday’s announcement, Airbus’ CEO, Guillaume Faury, said,
“This nomination comes at a time of particular importance for the digital transformation of Airbus, as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and prepare ourselves for the next phases in the development of our civil and military activities. The main focus of this new organization will be to foster digital innovation across Airbus’ industrial ecosystem and our products and services portfolio, accelerating data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation and services for Airbus’ customers as well as digital security for the Company.”
Catherine Jestin has been Airbus’ Chief Information Officer (CIO) since March 2020. As CIO, she is responsible for driving state-of-the-art IT systems and solutions in support of Airbus team members, customers and suppliers. From July 2013 through February 2020, Jestin served as Chief Information Officer at Airbus Helicopters. Prior to joining Airbus, from 2007-2013 Catherine held a variety of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) positions at Rio Tinto in Montreal, Canada. She also spent 17 years with Accenture, including a nomination to Partner in 2002, a position she held until 2007.