Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt executive vice-president, finance, and as a member of the executive committee, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as senior VP of performance management and costing for Airbus Helicopters and managing director for Airbus Helicopters Germany.
Hundt succeeds Linda Honold, who will retire after more than three decades with Airbus and its predecessor companies. Honold began her career with MTU Aeroengines in 1988, where she started in the controlling department. She held several management positions before becoming a member of the board of management of EADS Military Aircraft as head of finance in 1999. In 2004, she was appointed CFO of Cassidian and ultimately appointed as executive VP, finance, of Airbus Helicopters in 2012.
Before joining Airbus Helicopters in 2016, Hundt was CFO and senior VP of Arianespace, based in Evry, France. He began his career in Airbus in 1998 as controller in the Tornado Management Company Panavia and then moved in 2000 as controller to EADS Headquarters (now Airbus).
In 2004, Hundt joined the space business as VP of division controlling at Astrium (now part of Airbus Defence and Space). Following this, he served as VP, finance and controlling, for Navigation Satellites from 2007 to 2011 and subsequently, following the expansion of his role, as VP, finance and controlling for Earth Observation, Science and Navigation Satellites from 2011 to 2014.
Hundt holds a diploma in Business Economics from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany and an Executive MBA from IMD, Switzerland.