The Lufthansa Group is mourning the loss of former chairman and chief executive officer Wolfgang Mayrhuber who died on 1 December 2018 at the age of 71 after a serious illness.
Current chairman of the executive board, Carsten Spohr expressed his deep sympathy on behalf of the 134,000 employees of the Lufthansa Group: “Wolfgang Mayrhuber has served and shaped our company for more than 45 years. We Lufthansa employees thank him for his great service to the Lufthansa Group. Our thoughts are now with his family.”
Mayrhuber worked for Deutsche Lufthansa AG for over 40 years. As an engineer, he began his corporate career in 1970, in Hamburg, in the field of engine maintenance. After holding various management positions he was appointed chairman of the executive board of the newly founded Lufthansa Technik AG in 1994.
In 2001, he was appointed to the group executive board with responsibility for passenger services, and in 2002 was appointed deputy chairman of the executive board. From 2003 to 2010, Mayrhuber was chairman of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and was chairman of the supervisory board from 2013 to 2017.