Airbus and its parent company Airbus Group have appointed a senior Qantas executive to be its new chief information officer (CIO).
Luc Hennekens, who was previously CIO at Qantas, would take up his new role at the airframe on October 1, Airbus said in a statement.
“In his new role Luc Hennekens will report to Marc Fontaine – Group Digital Transformation Officer – for Airbus Group matters and to Tom Williams – Chief Operations Officer Airbus – for Airbus matters,” the airframer said.
Hennekens had been CIO at Qantas since September 2013. His departure from the airline was announced to staff in early July, according to the itnews website.
“Luc has been part of putting Qantas at the forefront of innovation in the IT space, championing the role of digitisation to enhance our customer experience, while reducing operational run costs,” Qantas group executive for strategy, transformation and IT Rob Marcolina told Qantas staff in an email, according to the itnews report.
Hennekens replaces Guus Dekkers, who was leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, Airbus said.
“Luc brings extensive experience from different industries in IT and Transformation across the globe,” Airbus Group chief executive Tom Enders said in a statement.
“During his assignment at Qantas, Luc was at the heart of Digitisation and Big Data deployment in various innovative fields, for example passenger experience or Performance of Aircraft.”