Lufthansa Appoints Brussels Air CEO and Swiss CFO as Part of Board of Directors Overhaul

By Jeremy Del Nero on 3 December 2019
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Lufthansa announced an overhaul of its board of directors, or Vorstand, on Tuesday in order to respond to what it termed “changes in our environment and within our company.”

The changes come as Lufthansa shifts “from an aviation group to an airline group,” said Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of the supervisory board, or Aufsichtsrat.

With the changes, the airline will sharpen its customer focus and efforts in digitization, it said. It will also place responsibility for sustainability and society at the board level

The board announced the appointment of Christina Foester, CEO of Brussels Airlines, to the board as well as Michael Niggemann, CFO of Swiss International Airlines.  Foester was given a portfolio of “customer and corporate responsibility” that incorporates the frequent-flyer program and product management.  Niggemannn will be responsible for human resources and legal matters, replacing Bettina Volkens, who is leaving the company at the end of 2019.

In addition, current board member Harry Hohmeister was given the responsibility of coordinating network planning, revenue management, distribution, and sales for all of the group’s passenger airlines.

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