Guus DekkersCIO of EADS & Airbus
Guus Dekkers was appointed Chief Information Officer of Airbus in June 2008 and as such is responsible for all information systems and technology at Airbus worldwide. Shortly thereafter he was also additionally given the responsibility as EADS Corporate CIO, assuming the same responsibilities for the entire EADS group.
Prior to his new position with Airbus, Guus Dekkers was Chief Information Officer of the Automotive Divisions of Continental AG in Germany.
Guus Dekkers started working for Volkswagen AG in Germany in 1990 as an internal consultant for business process optimization, successively being the Assistant to the Corporate Chief Information Officer.
In 1995, he moved on to GEDAS AG, a 100% VW-subsidiary which was acquired in 2006 by Deutsche Telekom AG. In his initial role at GEDAS, he was responsible for Infrastructure- and IT- Integration activities in Zwickau. In 1996, he moved to Paris in order to create and manage the French affiliate “GEDAS France S.A.S.” as Director Infrastructures & Software development. In 1999 he joined GEDAS Mexico as Vice President “Key Account & Operations Volkswagen” where he served until 2001.
In 2002, Guus Dekkers came back to Germany as Vice President Information Technology Europe & International for Johnson Controls Automotive Group, a role he held until 2005 when he joined Siemens VDO Automotive AG in Germany as Chief Information Officer & Vice President. Upon the acquisition of Siemens VDO Automotive AG by Continental AG in December 2007, he was asked to lead the combined IT-Teams from Siemens VDO Automotive AG and the Continental Automotive Divisions.
Guus Dekkers holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, as well as an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He was born in January 1965 in the Netherlands and is married with two children.