The Appointments Committee of EADS confirmed on Wednesday proposed to appoint former CEO Denis Ranque, Thales to its presidency in the context of the evolution of its governance.
This proposal will be considered by the new Board of Directors at the end of an extraordinary general meeting held on 27 March, which will also decide on a proposed acquisition of shares, said the European aerospace and defense .
The parent company of Airbus announced the selection of Denis Ranque on the social network Twitter.
The former CEO of Thales, aged 61, is expected to succeed to the presidency Arnaud Lagardère, the group plans to sell its stake in EADS.
The announcement Wednesday confirmed the information obtained last week by Reuters from two sources familiar with the matter.
This choice was seen as a sign of willingness to EADS to win independence from the United shareholders. The French government initially wanted to see Anne Lauvergeon, the former president of Areva, to head the board.
Anne Lauvergeon nevertheless come to the Board of Directors of EADS as a representative of the French state.