Vincent is Vice President, Head of Contracts and Marketing for the Customer Services division of Airbus
Within the fast-growing Airbus Services business, Vincent leads a large transnational team in Europe, the United States, Asia and Middle East in charge of marketing, contracts and pricing of Airbus services and solutions; negotiation of support and services clauses in aircraft purchase contracts; Sales of Airbus and Smarter Fleet IT solutions, in partnership with IBM; warranty management for all of the Airbus fleet; credit management; and contract administration operations.
Prior to this, Vincent was an Advisor to EADS CEO Louis Gallois. Within the CEO’s Office, Vincent was in charge of following up on key group processes for the CEO, such as Strategic Planning, Operative Planning or Enterprise Risk Management. He was also responsible for managing day-to-day operations on divisions’ programs and businesses as well as on corporate functions and providing the CEO with relevant information and advice. He also contributed to the preparation of the CEO’s meetings and his speeches on policy issues.
Before joining EADS, Vincent Menuet was Project Manager (Inspecteur des Finances) at the General Inspectorate of Finance (Inspection Générale des Finances) of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance (2006-2010). He was also an expert for the International Monetary Fund (Fiscal Affairs Department). During his assignment at the General Inspectorate of Finance, he contributed, among other missions, to the design of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Change Plan and of new guidelines for the French development aid policy. He also carried out a general audit of France’s strategic presence in India and a comprehensive audit on one of the largest French museums (Centre Pompidou).
His previous professional experience includes working for the Europe Division of Toyota Motor Corporation in Tokyo, Japan and for the Investment Banking division (Mergers & Acquisitions) of HSBC in Paris.
Vincent studied at the London School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) and ESSEC Business School. He is also a graduate of Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).
When time allows, Vincent loves travelling (with a special interest for Asia), cooking and is very much interested in gastronomy and good wines. To stay fit and healthy, he enjoys skiing and hiking, and he is a keen diver. Vincent recently started to train on a micro-light aircraft to get his pilot license, which is a must when working at Airbus.