Thomas Enders is a German businessperson who has been at the head of 11 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board of Airbus Ds Holdings BV, Chief Executive Officer for EADS Participations BV and Chairman-Supervisory Board for Astrium BV. Dr. Enders is also on the board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Knorr-Bremse AG, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. and Linde Plc.
In the past he occupied the position of Chairman for Atlantik-Bruecke eV, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Airbus SE Chairman & President of Airbus SAS, Chairman-Supervisory Board & Co-Managing Director at Airbus Defence & Space GmbH, Chairman-Supervisory Board for Airbus Helicopters SAS and Director-Corporate Development & Technology at DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (which are all subsidiaries of Airbus SE), Research Associate at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung ev, Chairman-Supervisory Board at Lindauer DORNIER GmbH, Member-Planning Staff at Germany Ministry of Defense, President for German Council on Foreign Relations, President for Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie eV and Senior Research Associate at The International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Thomas Enders received a doctorate from the University of Bonn and an undergraduate degree from the University of California.