Lufthansa and Austrian airlines getting new CEOs

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Jens Ritter will succeed Klaus Froese as Lufthansa Airlines CEO.
Jens Ritter will succeed Klaus Froese as Lufthansa Airlines CEO.

Lufthansa Group has appointed Jens Ritter as the new CEO of Lufthansa Airlines, effective April 1, 2022, succeeding Klaus Froese.

Annette Mann would replace Alexis von Hoensbroech as Austrian Airlines CEO, if her nomination is approved by Lufthansa Group's board.
Annette Mann would replace Alexis von Hoensbroech as Austrian Airlines CEO, if her nomination is approved by Lufthansa Group's board.

The airline group also has nominated Annette Mann as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines, effective March 1, pending approval of the board. If approved, she will succeed Alexis von Hoensbroech, whom WestJet last week named as its incoming CEO.

Carsten Spohr remains as Lufthansa Group's CEO.

Most recently, Ritter became COO and member of the executive board of Eurowings in April 2021. He previously served as chief operating officer and member of the executive board of Austrian Airlines.

Mann currently is Lufthansa's head of corporate responsibility, which includes oversight of sustainability activities. She joined the company in 2003 and has held various positions in product, sales and strategy.

In addition, the company named Joerg Beibel as CFO of Lufthansa Airlines and executive board member as of April 1. He currently is head of corporate controlling and will succeed Patrick Staudacher, who chose not to extend his contract and will leave the company at the end of April, according to Lufthansa Group.

Lufthansa Group includes Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels and Swiss airlines as well as low-cost carrier Eurowings.

Source: Business Travel News

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