Thierry Baril, Chief HR Officer Airbus

Class @Collège: Strategy of Human Resources Management

With Thierry Baril, the Collège’s HR lecture is held again by an Airbus board member. He is already the second Airbus’ Chief Human Resources Officer in a row who regularly teaches at the Collège.

He was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Airbus on June 1, 2012. In addition, Baril continues to serve as Airbus Commercial Aircraft Chief Human Resources Officer. He joined Airbus Commercial Aircraft in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, and Member of the Airbus Commercial Aircraft Executive Committee, with responsibility for defining and implementing a company-wide Human Resources strategy, enhancing integration and employee engagement. He oversaw the development of key skills and competencies to support business growth and greater internal mobility. One of his main achievements was the transformation of the company in the areas of leadership culture and diversity, having played a key role in the implementation of "Power8" and Airbus' internationalisation strategy.

Prior to this, Thierry Baril was Executive Vice President Human Resources at Eurocopter – now Airbus Helicopters – and member of the Eurocopter Executive Committee from January 2003. Thierry Baril started his career in 1988 as Deputy Human Resources Director at Boccard SA, and transferred to Laborde & Kupfer-Repelec, a subsidiary of GEC ALSTHOM, as Human Resources Manager in 1991.