German sensor producer HENSOLDT has appointed Celia Pelaz to the Management Board of the company, a move effective from 1 July 2021. As Chief Strategy Officer, she will be responsible for the strategic positioning of HENSOLDT as well as its business development. The company also announced that she will continue to lead the Spectrum Dominance and Airborne Solutions division as well as HENSOLDT Ventures. With this step, the Management Board of HENSOLDT will be expanded from three to four members.
Prior to heading the Spectrum Dominance and Airborne Solutions Division, she was Head of Strategic Business Development. In addition to strategic topics, this role also included corporate communications, HENSOLDT’s international businesses and the company’s M&A activities. Before that, she held various management positions at Airbus and its predecessor companies. Celia Pelaz holds a degree in engineering from the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce University (Escuela Universitaria de la Cámara de Comercio de Bilbao).