François Lombard

Director of Intelligence Business

Airbus Defence and Space

French Republic

François Lombard leads the Intelligence business within Airbus Defence and Space.

The team of 2,000 employees across 5 continents delivers best-in-class satellite imagery, geospatial services and governmental intelligence solutions to customers in over 100 countries. François has held different top executive positions in Airbus mainly in Business Development, Strategy and Operations in the defence and space segments. Amongst others he was responsible for the strategic development of the Airbus Satellite Unit as well as the international operations of the Airbus Electronics Business Line, leading industrial activities and several joint-ventures mainly in the US, India, South Africa and Russia. 

Before joining Airbus, François worked for renowned US and German car manufacturers in finance, aftersales and logistics. Francois studied Business Administration in France and Denmark and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance. He speaks French, English and German fluently.