Trichet to join EADS in board shake-up

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Series Details 27.1.12
Publication Date 27/01/2012
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EADS, the pan-European aerospace company, confirmed on the 26 January 2012 that Tom Enders, the German boss of Airbus – EADS’s passenger jet subsidiary – would be the new chief executive. Arnaud Lagardère, a French media magnate and EADS shareholder, would take over as chairman.

In addition, Jean-Claude Trichet, the former head of the European Central Bank, was appointed to the board of EADS as the Franco-German aerospace group’s state shareholders finally gave the green light to a succession of changes at the top of the company.

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