Helene Huby

Head of Innovation at Airbus Defence & Space

Helene Huby

Head of Innovation at Airbus Defence & Space

Biography

Helene is Head of Innovation at Airbus Defence & Space. Her responsibilities are: to transform innovative ideas into products or services; to foster strategic partnerships with innovative companies; to develop the innovation skills & mindset of Airbus Defence & Space.

Helene began her carrier as a high civil servant in the French Minstry of Research. Following her passion for entrpreneurship and innovation, she left the administration and managed the digital development of a European medium-sized media company. She then moved to FABERNOVEL which accelerates and invests in digital startups, and support large corporation in their digital transformation. She hold executive positions and led digital projects for capital intensive industries.

At Airbus Defence & Space, Helene had the chance to start the newly created innovation department. She played a pitoval role in the creation of the Airbus Group Corporate Ventures Fund, and the Airbus Group Innovation Center in Silicon Valley.

Helene holds a Master of Public Administration of ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration), and and Master of Sciences in Economics & Mathematics of Ecole Normale Supérieure rue d’Ulm. She has also completed the Big Data Professional Education Programm from the MIT.

In 2015, Helene has been nominated young leader of the French American Foundation.

Privately, Helene is married and has 4 children. She enjoys running and playing cello.