Julien Manhes graduated from ENSICA, a French aerospace engineer school, in 2001 and got a master in project management from the French business school HEC in 2002. He started his aviation career in 2002 at Aircelle (now known as SAFRAN nacelle), a French engine nacelle manufacturer fully owned by the SAFRAN group.
Julien joined Airbus in 2005 and has worked in A380 Marketing as well as Airbus Product Strategy where he led studies on potential evolitions of the A380. In 2013 he worked again in Marketing, dealing with airlines in central and northern Europe and acting as a supervisor on other accounts. He then contributed to the transition to digital and data analytics in particular for marketing before joining the contract leading a team in charge of aircraft pricing. In 2020, Julien became the executive assistant to the Chief Commercial Officer of Airbus. In this role he supported the CCO and his team handling the COVID crisis commercially. Since June this year, he joined corporate affairs at Airbus as the leader of a project aiming at ensuring Airbus acts as a catalyst in the SAF deployment globally.
Julien is married and is the father of three kids.