The Lufthansa Group, which includes the airlines of the Lufthansa network, Austrian, Brussels and Swiss as well as the low-cost carrier Eurowings, has appointed Jens Ritter as the new CEO of Lufthansa Airlines as of April 1, 2022, succeeding Klaus Froese . The airline group also announced that it has appointed Annette Mann as the new CEO of Austrian Airlines effective March 1, pending board approval. If approved, she will succeed Alexis von Hoensbroech, who WestJet appointed as the new CEO last week.
Most recently, Ritter became COO and member of the board of directors of Eurowings in April 2021. He was previously COO and member of the board of directors of Austrian Airlines.
Mann is currently the head of corporate responsibility for Lufthansa, which includes oversight of sustainability activities. She joined the company in 2003 and has held various positions in the areas of product, sales and strategy.
In addition, the company appointed Jörg Beißel CFO of Lufthansa Airlines and a member of the board of directors effective April 1. He is currently responsible for management control and will succeed Patrick Staudacher, who has chosen not to extend his contract and will leave the company at the end. April, according to Lufthansa