Chief Executive Officer, Lufthansa Group
Carsten Spohr has been Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG since May 1, 2014. He manages the Lufthansa Group with the business segments NetworkAirlines, Eurowings and Aviation Services with around 135,000 employees worldwide.
After graduating with a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Mr. Spohr obtained a commercial pilot's license at the Lufthansa Verkehrsflieger-Schule in Bremen and Phoenix. As a member of the central junior research group, he then completed the trainee program at Deutsche Aerospace AG, Munich.
In 1994, Mr. Spohr returned to Deutsche Lufthansa and initially took over the management of central personnel marketing. From 1995 onwards, he served as a speaker to the Chairman of the Executive Board until he assumed responsibility for Lufthansa's regional partnerships in Europe in 1998. In 2000, Mr. Spohr was appointed head of the alliance management of Deutsche Lufthansa. In this function, he was responsible for the management and coordination of Lufthansa's worldwide cooperation partners, including the Star Alliance and regional partners. In 2003, he also assumed responsibility for the passenger strategy and the pas-senger shareholdings of Deutsche Lufthansa. In October 2004, Mr. Spohr was appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. His responsibilities included the hub management, cabin crew and personnel management of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.
Mr. Spohr was appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG with effect January 15, 2007. From January 1, 2011, he was a member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chairman of the Lufthansa Pas-sage Executive Board. On May 1, 2014, Mr. Spohr took over as Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Mr. Spohr holds the Lufthansa Captain's license for the Airbus A320 Family air-craft types.
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