Thomas Hundt appointed Chief Financial Officer of Arianespace
Thomas Hundt, 40, is joining Arianespace as Chief Financial Officer on September 1, 2014. He will be a member of the company’s Executive Committee and report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Israël.
Thomas Hundt holds a degree in business economics from the Cooperative State University Stuttgart and an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has over 15 years of experience in finance and management control, first in Panavia (1998-2000) and then in the Airbus Group (2000-2014) in various international financial management positions, especially in the Space industry.
From 2011 to August 2014,Thomas Hundt has been Vice President Financial Control for the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science satellite activities of Airbus Defence and Space and Director Finance of Astrium Satellites GmbH in Friedrichshafen (Germany).
Thomas Hundt will bring Arianespace his extensive experience in the space industry and his recognized skills in the area of finance.
Arianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company, providing innovation to its customers since 1980. Backed by 21 shareholders and the European Space Agency, the company offers an international workforce renowned for a culture of commitment and excellence. As of September 1, 2014, 21 Ariane launches, 35 Soyuz launches (9 at the Guiana Space Centre and 26 at Baikonur with Starsem) and three Vega launches have been performed. The company’s headquarters is in Evry, near Paris, and has local offices in Washington DC (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore.