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Forum Teratec 2021
Plenary session
Thursday 24 June 2021 (morning)

Catherine Jestin, Chief Information Officer, Airbus

Biography: Catherine Jestin is Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Airbus. A role that she has held since March 2020. In this position, Catherine is responsible for driving state of the art Information Technology systems and solutions in support of Airbus employees, customers and suppliers - an equivalent of 200,000 end-users world-wide. Catherine and her global team of approx. 2,200 Airbus employees, based primarily in Europe, India, Canada, United States and China, champion digital transformation for a strong, modern and versatile information management organisation that safeguards the Company’s resilience.

Prior to this role, Catherine was Chief Information Officer at Airbus Helicopters, a role that she held from July 2013 to February 2020,leading and supervising a team of 350 employees supporting approx. 72,000 end-users worldwide.

Before joining Airbus, Catherine held a variety of positions, between 2007 and 2013 at Rio Tinto in Montreal, Canada within the field of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) as Head of Application Shared Competency Centre, Regional CIO for the Americas, Head of IS&T Governance and Strategy & Customer Engagement. Catherine also spent 17 years at Accenture and was nominated to Partner in 2002, a position that she held for 5 years. At Accenture, she participated in the implementation of multiple SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft information systems, as well as designing new processes and governance structures for clients, mainly in the chemical, petroleum, utilities and metallurgy industries.

Catherine Jestin holds a Masters degree in Management from the Lyon Business School in France.

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