Andreas Schwer has over 25 years of executive experience within the global defence and aerospace industries.
Dr Schwer was the chief executive of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), chair & president of Rheinmetall International at Rheinmetall Group and chief executive of its combat systems division. Prior to Rheinmetall, Dr Schwer joined global equipment manufacturer The Manitowoc Company Inc in 2008 as chief technical officer and executive vice president of Global Engineering and Innovation before being appointed managing director of Manitowoc Germany in 2011.
Dr Schwer hold various leadership positions within the defence & space and helicopter division of Airbus. He was appointed director for satellite navigation in 1999 and vice president of design and development at Airbus Helicopters in 2005.