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  1. Since February 2019, Axel Krein is the Executive Director of Clean Sky, and since its establishment on 30 Nov. 2021 the Executive Director of the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking. Clean Aviation develops and demonstrates revolutionary new technologies and aircraft concepts to support the EU’s climate neutrality goals for aviation in the context of the Horizon Europe framework programme for Research & Innovation and the European Green Deal.
    Prior to Clean Sky, Axel held various positions in Airbus, including Senior Vice President Cyber Security Program (2014 - 2019); Senior Vice President Research & Technology (2007 - 2014); Senior Vice President Strategic Development (2004 - 2007); and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (2000 - 2004). Axel holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany.