Michael Gerhards, 57, is the new Head of CyberSecurity Germany at Airbus. He succeeds Steve Rymell, who had led German operations on an interim basis.
“In Michael Gerhards, we are happy to have found a general manager with international experience, who is highly competent in developing new business areas, strategies and portfolios” said Phil Jones, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Countries and Operations at Airbus CyberSecurity.
“Based on its experience in the field of cyber security, Airbus has developed competences with which we can protect the company and our customers from the growing threat of cyber attacks,” said Michael Gerhards.
Being able to contribute to the continued development of our products and services and driving our rapid growth with the German team is an exciting task.”
Gerhards comes from Atos Information Technologies, where he was Sales Director of the Big Data & Security division in Germany. Before his time at Atos, he held various international senior management positions at Bull.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
About Airbus CyberSecurity
Airbus CyberSecurity, a unit of Airbus Defence and Space, provides companies, critical national infrastructures and government and defence organisations with reliable, high-performance products and services to detect, analyse and respond to increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.