Airbus names new Southeast Asia head

Prior to joining Airbus in November 2020, Chris Drewer was with GE Aviation, handling the aircraft lessor's Boeing affairs as vice president.

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Chris Drewer assumes role of SVP South East Asia, Airbus Commercial Aircraft Chris Drewer, SVP for Southeast Asia, Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Airbus has named Chris Drewer as senior vice president for Airbus commercial aircraft in Southeast Asia.

Drewer joined Airbus in November 2020 from GE Aviation. He will be based in Singapore, and cover all commercial affairs in the region, including airlines in Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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His last post at GE Aviation was vice president for rival Boeing’s aircraft programmes in Seattle. He also held several leadership positions with GE Aviation in the Asia Pacific region.

“Chris has extensive knowledge of the airline market in South East Asia and extensive contacts with our customers across the region,” says Airbus Asia-Pacific president Anand Stanley. “The experience he is bringing to our sales force will be invaluable, especially as we work together with our customers to emerge from the impact of the recent challenges.”

A graduate of Southampton University in the UK, Drewer started his early career as a reporter with Flight International, a commission with the UK Royal Navy and his first aviation sales experience with BAE Systems.

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