Garnadt new CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG elected Karl Ulrich Garnadt (57) to the Group's Executive Board at its meeting today in Frankfurt.
He will take up his position on 1 May 2014 and assume Board responsibility for Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. He will succeed Carsten Spohr, who will become Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Group on 1 May.
Garnadt has worked for the Lufthansa Group since 1979, including many years in a range of senior management functions at Lufthansa German Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo. He has been CEO and Chairman of Lufthansa Cargo AG since January 2011.
“This selection process was conducted in close coordination with Carsten Spohr, the future Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG”, said Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG also gave a recommendation to the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG to appoint Peter Gerber (50) as the new Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO. Gerber has been responsible for Human Resources, IT and Services on the Executive Board of Lufthansa German Airlines since June 2012.
“With Peter Gerber, we can be certain that he will continue the excellent work of Karl Garnadt and will lead Lufthansa Cargo successfully in a difficult market environment,” said Carsten Spohr, designated Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Dr Bettina Volkens, who has been responsible for Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs as Director of Industrial Relations and member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 1 July 2013 will also become a board member and Chief Human Resources Officer at Lufthansa German Airlines as of 1 May 2014.