Fabrice Brégier

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Fabrice Brégier
Born (1961-07-16) 16 July 1961 (age 55)
Dijon, France
Nationality French
Education École Polytechnique, Mines ParisTech
Occupation CEO of Airbus

Fabrice Brégier (born 16 July 1961) is a French business executive. He was appointed president and chief executive officer of Airbus on 1 June 2012. He is on the executive committee of Airbus Group, which operates Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters.

Early life[edit]

Fabrice Brégier was born in Dijon in July 1961,[1] and graduated from École Polytechnique and École des Mines de Paris.


Brégier began his career in 1983 as a test engineer at the Creys-Malville Superphénix nuclear plant. In 1984, he became sales manager for French aluminium conglomerate Pechiney in Japan.

He joined the DRIRE (the French Ministry of Industry) in Alsace in 1986 before being appointed director of economic and financial affairs at the Ministry of Agriculture in 1989. A year later, as a technical advisor to the minister of foreign trade, he became responsible for multilateral business affairs. Later he was appointed technical advisor to the minister of post and telecommunications, in charge of industrial and international affairs.

In 1993, Brégier joined Matra Défense as chairman of two projects: Apache MAW GIE (co-operation with Dasa) and Eurodrone GIE (with STN-Atlas). He was appointed director of stand-off activities (Apache, Scalp EG/Storm Shadow) in 1996, in what had become Matra BAe Dynamics.

From the beginning of 1998, he served as CEO of Matra BAe Dynamics. In 2001, he helped create the new European missile systems company MBDA from Aerospatiale Matra (France), British Aerospace (United Kingdom) and Finmeccanica (Italy). He was then appointed CEO of MBDA.

In 2003, Brégier was appointed CEO and president of Eurocopter. He also became a member of the EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) executive committee in June 2005.

In October 2006, as EADS reorganized Airbus after delays to the A380 project, Brégier was appointed chief operating officer COO) of Airbus.

Together with Louis Gallois, he is tasked with implementing the Power 8 reorganization plan.


Brégier is Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.


  1. ^ "Profile: Fabrice Brégier". 15th Nikkei Global Management Forum. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Tom Enders
CEO of Airbus
Succeeded by

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