On Wednesday, November 18, Lufthansa Cargo AG announced a leadership shake-up.

Peter Gerber, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Cargo AG, will take over as CEO of Brussels Airlines and also assume the newly created position of Executive Vice President for Lufthansa Group in Brussels, thus representing the interests of the entire group at European level. Meanwhile, Dorothea von Boxberg, the present Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo AG will succeed Gerber as Chief Executive Officer and also become Chairwoman of the Executive Board. Although the Supervisory Boards still have to approve these proposals, both are likely to assume their new and additional roles with effect from March 01, 2021.

Peter Gerber’s (56) appointment to the Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines is part of the Group-wide rotation policy for management positions. Gerber will succeed Dieter Vranckx as CEO of Brussels Airlines. Together with Nina Öwerdieck, CFO of Brussels Airlines, and Edi Wolfensberger, COO of the Belgian airline, Peter Gerber will continue to implement the company’s ‘Reboot Plus’ turnaround plan and build a strong, lean and competitive Brussels Airlines.

Peter Gerber began his career with the Lufthansa Group in 1992, during which time he held various management positions in the Lufthansa Group. In June 2009, Gerber was appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG with responsibility for Finance and Human Resources. In June 2012, Gerber joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Passage Airlines and was responsible for Human Resources, IT & Services. Peter Gerber has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG since May 2014.

Harry Hohmeister, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG said, “I would like to thank Peter Gerber for his outstanding achievements as CEO for Lufthansa Cargo AG. As a passionate airline manager, he has very successfully managed the highly demanding and volatile logistics business and, together with a motivated and committed team, has played a major role in shaping the Group’s cargo division in recent years.”

Dorothea von Boxberg studied Industrial Engineering and Management at TU Berlin and ESCP/EAP Paris. From 1999 to 2005, she worked for The Boston Consulting Group in Stuttgart, most recently as project manager. In 2005 Dorothea von Boxberg moved to Star Alliance and was responsible for Alliance Development. In 2007, she joined Deutsche Lufthansa AG and from 2009 was head of the “Strategy and Investments” department at Lufthansa Passage. She then took on several management positions in product management at Lufthansa Passage. In 2015, Dorothea von Boxberg moved to Lufthansa Cargo, where she initially headed Global Sales Management before being appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Cargo in 2018, advancing to the Executive Board.

“With Dorothea von Boxberg, an experienced manager from within the company is taking over the helm of Lufthansa Cargo AG. She is not only a sales professional, but also has a great deal of expertise, for example in product development. With her creativity and commitment, she will continue to develop Lufthansa Cargo AG successfully in these extraordinary times,” Hohmeister said.

A successor for Dorothea von Boxberg as Chief Commercial Officer will be announced at a later date.


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