Airbus appoints LUO Gang to lead new innovation centre in China

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 1, 2017 15:55

Airbus appoints LUO Gang to lead new innovation centre in China

Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date.

With a degree in electrical engineering from Tianjin University and an MBA from the London Business School, Gang spent nearly three years establishing Uber China’s business before it was acquired by Didi Chuxing in 2016. His experience in London with UK start-up Rangespan taught him how quickly technology can transform traditional businesses.

“China is a powerhouse of innovation now and has a strong and complete ecosystem including hardware, software, artificial intelligence and etc,” says Gang. “Extending this know-how to aerospace will advance new ways of manufacturing, auto-pilot, urban mobility and in-flight experience in China-speed.”

Gang’s first mission will be to set up the innovation centre to be fully operational when it officially opens later in 2017. In his role, Gang will report to Paul Eremenko, Airbus CTO.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 1, 2017 15:55