Airbus Chief Financial Officer Harald Wilhelm announced he will leave the company in early 2019 with CEO Tom Enders. Wilhelm has spent 18 years in the Airbus finance function.
Wilhelm’s decision makes the leadership transition at Airbus even more far reaching than originally thought.
At the beginning of the year, both Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Fabrice Bregier and long-time Sales Chief, John Leahy left the company. Bregier had been told he was not considered for the Airbus CEO position; Leahy retired.
Most importantly, Enders late last year also announced his departure for April 2019 at the company’s next annual general meeting for shareholders.