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Carsten Spohr, Munich

  • Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

(as of November 23, 2017)

Personal data

Year of birth: 1966

Place of birth: Wanne-Eickel

Nationality: German


1987 High-school diploma (Abitur)

1987-1991 Karlsruhe University, degree in industrial engineering

1991-1993 Lufthansa Flight Training school, commercial airline pilot's license


1993-1994 Deutsche Aerospace AG, management training program

1994-2004 Various positions at Deutsche Lufthansa AG

2004-2007 Member of the Management Board of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, responsible for hub management, cabin crews and human resources

2007-2010 Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Cargo AG

2011-2014 Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines

Since May 2014 Chairman of the Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Membership of statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • thyssenkrupp AG (since 2013, appointed until 2020)
  • Lufthansa Technik AG (Chair)

Membership of comparable control bodies

  • Dr. August Oetker KG (Member of the Advisory Board)
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