Lufthansa Systems has appointed a new co-CEO, with Dr Thomas Wittmann having started the role as of 1 July. Wittmann is responsible for all production and technology issues in the company and will closely collaborate with the IT organisations of the Lufthansa Group. He will lead the company together with CEO Olivier Krueger, who has held his CEO position since 2015.
Wittmann began his career at Lufthansa Systems in 1995 after earning a doctorate in physics. In his more than 20 years with the aviation group, he has held various IT management positions in the Commercial Solutions and Operations Solutions divisions, as well as in technical domains. He has also overseen major IT transformations as a project manager, including the implementation of a modern passenger service system.
Wittmann succeeds Stefan Auerbach, who took on a new position at Eurowings on 1 May.
“I am delighted to have Dr Thomas Wittmann by my side as an experienced and competent fellow CEO with an excellent understanding of both the aviation industry and current digitalisation issues,” said Olivier Krueger, CEO of Lufthansa Systems.