François Lombard

Director of Intelligence Business


French Republic

François Lombard leads the Intelligence business within Airbus Defence and Space, covering half a billion Euros of revenues and 1,800 employees across 5 continents, in the field of satellite imagery, geospatial services and governmental intelligence solutions.

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.