Jens Bischof, currently CEO of SunExpress, will take over as chairman of the Management Board of Eurowings on 1 March 2020. He succeeds Thorsten Dirks, who will be responsible for ‘IT, Digital and Innovation’ in the Lufthansa Group Executive Board.
“With Jens Bischof, we have appointed an outstanding CEO for Eurowings. He will continue to lead the airline with a high level of autonomy, complete the turnaround that has begun, and position the airline as a strong and popular brand for passengers and employees.” Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Jens Bischof (54) began his career in the Lufthansa Group in 1990 with Lufthansa Cargo. Since then he has held several senior leadership positions. From 2006 to 2011, among other functions, he was headquartered in New York, where he served as Vice President The Americas for Lufthansa German Airlines, responsible for all commercial activities in North and Latin America. He then returned to Frankfurt, Germany joining the Executive Board of Lufthansa German Airlines and served as CCO, responsible for Lufthansa’s worldwide Sales organisation, Marketing, Pricing, worldwide Ground Operations and Product Management, as well as Europe’s largest loyalty program, Miles & More.
In addition, he was in charge of the commercial steering of Lufthansa’s largest hub, Frankfurt. In the past three years as CEO of SunExpress, Jens Bischof has successfully realigned the company, significantly expanded it and successfully positioned it economically.