Airbus has named Chris Drewer to as senior vice-president of Southeast Asia for Airbus commercial aircraft.

Drewer joined Airbus in November 2020 coming from GE Aviation, says Airbus. He will be based in Singapore. 

Airbus Chris Drewer

Source: Airbus

Airbus’s Chris Drewer

He will cover all commercial affairs in the region, covering airlines in Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Drewer’s last role at GE Aviation was based in Seattle, where he was GE’s vice-president for Boeing Aircraft Programmes. He has also held several leadership roles with GE Aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

“Chris has extensive knowledge of the airline market in South East Asia and extensive contacts with our customers across the region,” says Airbus Asia-Pacific president Anand Stanley.

“The experience he is bringing to our sales force will be invaluable, especially as we work together with our customers to emerge from the impact of the recent challenges.”

Earlier roles Drewer held included being a reporter for Flight International, a commission with the UK’s Royal Navy, and a sales role at BAE Systems.