Airbus appoints Serge Durand to run its operations in Romania, representing the company in front of authorities and partners, a press release informs.
In this position, he will lead the country strategy planning process and will coordinate the company’s activities in Romania, focusing on increasing the presence on the local market.
Moreover, Serge Durand will also continue to lead Airbus Helicopters operations in Romania, a role he has held since 2015
”I am honored with the appointment in this position in Romania, a country with which we share almost half a century of cooperation. I am convinced that, at this moment, we are raising the level of ambition and we will be more competitive. With operations from Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters and Premium Aerotec – a component supplier for Airbus aircraft – and the Defense and Space division, Airbus aims to offer its customers a more comprehensive portfolio, counseling of the highest quality and our international experience,” Durand stated.
In early 2015, he joined Airbus Helicopters Romania as General Manager. In addition, Durant has been appointed, in June 2015, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Industries in Romania. During 2009 – 2014, he had been Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Mexico, contributing to commercial development, customer satisfaction and setting up the industrial plant of Queretaro.
Previously, he performed as Tiger Service Chief Engineer for five years preparing the entry into service of Tiger.
Serge Durand began his career dedicating ten years in engineering, mainly on Tiger and Super-Puma design, followed by ten years in Communication/Marketing Directorate, then acting as deputy Commercial Director of the International support network.