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Joost Van Der Heijden

Head of Marketing, Asia and North America

Joost is Vice-President Marketing Asia & North America at Airbus, and Deputy Head of Marketing. In this position he has the responsibility for the overall Airbus marketing activity in this broad area, including working with airlines, authorities, banks, and governmental groups, as well as representing Airbus at conferences, seminars and media events.
After graduating from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands with an MSc in Aerospace Engineering in 1998, Joost van der Heijden worked at the same university on commercial projects in the fields of aircraft performance, noise and emissions. His responsibilities included project acquisition, contract proposals and negotiations, engineering work and project management. In this role he worked on projects for a wide variety of customers, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Dutch Ministries of Transport and the Environment, and Airbus.
In 1999, Joost moved to Toulouse to join Airbus as a Marketing Analyst. In 2005, he took on the role of Airline Marketing Director for Asia, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Airbus marketing activity with Asian airlines. In 2013 he expanded his role as Head of Marketing Asia with the Deputy Head of Marketing role, and in 2016 was named Head of Marketing for North America in addition to his Head of Asia role.
In his free time Joost enjoys cycling, football, hiking, skiing and reading.

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