17.03.2015

Dr. Johannes Bussmann new Chairman of the Executive Board

August Wilhelm Henningsen retires

As of 1 April 2015, Dr. Johannes Bussmann (46) will become Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG, replacing August Wilhelm Henningsen (64), who is retiring after fourteen years at the helm of the company.

"August Wilhelm Henningsen led Lufthansa Technik to the top of the international maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry," says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik AG and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "I would like to thank him very much indeed for this outstanding achievement. His work will be continued by Dr. Bussmann, an experienced, successful Lufthansa Technik manager."

Johannes Bussmann, who holds a doctorate in aerospace engineering, has been a member of the Executive Board since September 2012 with responsibility for Human Resources, Engine & VIP Services. He began his career at Lufthansa Technik in 1999 in Product Management and Development. Before being appointed to the Executive Board, he was Senior Vice President Component Services, and most recently, Senior Vice President Engine Services.

Antonio Schulthess is the new Chief Executive Human Resources. Schulthess, who is a military pilot, software engineer and management economist, has been Head of Human Resources Division at Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt since July 2014.

As part of the changed allocation of Board responsibilities, the product division Original Equipment Innovation will be added to the responsibilities of the Chairman of the Executive Board alongside Strategy, Marketing and Sales. Antonio Schulthess' area of responsibility, Human Resources, Aircraft Systems & VIP Services, now covers not just personnel topics, but also VIP completion and maintenance as well as the Landing Gear and ARC® business units.

The Engine Services division and "Design Organization and IP" have now been added to the Products, Services & IT responsibility of Dr. Thomas Stueger alongside Overhaul, Maintenance and Component Services. The Board responsibilities of Chief Executive Finance Dr. Peter Jansen will continue unchanged: Finance, Legal, Controlling and Strategic Purchasing.