Member of the Management Board of HENSOLDT AG (CStO)
Celia Pelaz Perez is a member of the Management Board of HENSOLDT AG and has been the company´s CStO since July 2021. As Chief Strategy Officer, she is responsible for the strategic positioning of HENSOLDT as well as its business development. Additionally, she continues to lead the Spectrum Dominance and Airborne Solutions division as well as HENSOLDT Ventures, responsibility which she took over in April 2018.
Prior to that, she was the Head of Strategic Business Development at HENSOLDT following her position as Head of Transformation and Corporate Functions at Airbus Defence and Space Electronics, which she was appointed to in July 2014. Before this, she worked as Head of Portfolio Bid Management for Mission Systems (UAVs and mission critical avionics).
During her 14 years of service at Airbus, Mrs. Pelaz Perez also lived in Brazil where she worked as Programme and Campaign Manager for public security programms, making a major contribution to setting up the company in Brazil. Prior to her assignment abroad, she worked in several positions as project, bid and sales manager in the field of defence electronics.
Celia Pelaz Perez holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Cámarabilbao University Business School.