Vice President – Chief of Staff for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Affairs at Airbus S.A.S. The scope of the department includes product and services strategies, intelligence, benchmarking and market forecast, M & A and Public Affairs. Carsten joined Airbus in 1997 and held various management positions in Production, Final Assembly Lines, Cabin Furnishing, Programs and Procurement across different sites and countries. Prior to joining this department, Carsten lead the running organization development, major company reorganization and transformation projects. He studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Before joining Airbus, Carsten worked in different Aerospace companies worldwide, such as Raytheon Aircraft in the United States or IPTN in Indonesia.