Ulrike Steinhorst’s biography

Independent Director, Chair of the Strategy Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee and of the Governance, Appointment and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Ulrike Steinhorst, a German citizen, has extensive experience in top-level corporate positions, mainly at EDF, Degussa group and EADS/Airbus, with a strong focus on international business and strategy. She started her career in France at the office of the Minister for European Affairs.

She then worked for the Électricité de France group from 1990 until 1998, where she held a number of positions in the International division, then within the General Management of the group, before becoming head of the International Subsidiaries in the Industrial division. In 1999, she joined Degussa AG group in Germany (Head of Human Resources of a division, and then Vice-President, Executive Development). She later headed the subsidiary Degussa France and the group’s representative office in Brussels. In 2007, she joined EADS where she served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman. From 2012 until the end of 2017, she was Strategy, Planning and Finance Director at Airbus Group’s Technical Corporate division.

Ulrike Steinhorst is a state-certified German lawyer and graduate of CPA/HEC, Université Paris II – Panthéon (post-graduate degree) and École nationale d’administration (ENA).

She is a German citizen and speaks German, English and French.