Paris. 14 June 2019. This Paris Air Show will have a new looking MBDA led by Éric Béranger who has just taken over as the Chief Executive Officer of the European Missile Major. He has replaced Antoine Bouvier, the familiar and friendly face for journalists covering the show regularly .
Over the past 20 years Éric has worked in a number of senior positions in Airbus Defence and Space, and most lately led Global Communications Company OneWeb.
Éric Béranger had said in a formal statement on his appointment, “Having delivered growth, innovation and transformation in high technology businesses, it is an honour for me to be joining MBDA, a truly world-leading European missile systems company. As a champion of European industrial integration, I am looking forward to bringing all my knowledge, experience and energy to MBDA – the benchmark of successful European integration within the defence sector.”
MBDA Chairman Chris Boardman said: “Éric joins MBDA with an excellent track-record and we wish him a very warm welcome. Antoine has led MBDA through more than a decade of business growth and his personal commitment and contribution has ensured the continued development of MBDA as a global player and European champion in the field of missiles and missile systems. On behalf of the MBDA Board and the Executive and Management Committees I would like to thank Antoine for all his achievements and wish him every success in his new role.”
Antoine Bouvier said: “This is an emotional departure for me and I want to thank all the teams in each of our domestic countries who have, through their work and commitment, enabled us to turn this group into a model of European cooperation and integration. I am confident that Éric, together with the MBDA Board and the Executive team, will continue to pursue this successful strategy.”