Lufthansa appoints Spohr as CEO for a further five years

posted on 15th March 2018 by Jordan Newton
Lufthansa appoints Spohr as CEO for a further five years

The Lufthansa Group has appointed Carsten Spohr as chief executive officer (CEO) for five more years.

The contract of Spohr, who has been a member of the executive board of Lufthansa since 2011 and its CEO since 2014, has been extended through to December 2023.

Lufthansa chairman of the supervisory board, Karl-Ludwig Kley said: “Carsten Spohr has consistently and very successfully advanced the modernization of Lufthansa Group over the past years.

“He enjoys the highest level of confidence from all the Members of the Supervisory Board, who recommended in great unity that his contract be extended.

“That Carsten Spohr will be guiding the fortunes of the Executive Board for another five years is good news for Lufthansa Group.”

Spohr gained a commercial pilot’s license at Lufthansa’s pilot school and he has also earned his captain’s license, which he has maintained ever since.