Dorothea von Boxberg to take over as Lufthansa Cargo CEO; Peter Gerber moves to Brussels Airlines
Effective March 1, 2021, Peter Gerber will take over as CEO of Brussels Airlines and assumes the newly created position of executive vice president of the Lufthansa Group in Brussels.
November 19, 2020: Effective March 1, 2021, Peter Gerber will take over as chief executive officer (CEO) of Brussels Airlines and assumes the newly created position of executive vice president of the Lufthansa Group in Brussels. Dorothea von Boxberg succeeds Gerber as CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG.
Gerber will succeed Dieter Vranckx as CEO of Brussels Airlines which is subject to the pending decision of the board of directors of SN Airholding, Gerber will take up his position in Belgium on March 1, 2021. Together with Nina Owerdieck, CFO of Brussels Airlines, and Edi Wolfensberger, COO of the Belgian airline, Peter Gerber will continue to implement the company's ‘Reboot Plus’ turnaround plan and build a strong, lean and competitive Brussels Airlines. In addition to managing the Belgian airline, he will also assume the newly created position of Lufthansa Group chief representative for European Affairs in Brussels, thus representing the interests of the entire Lufthansa Group at European level.
Boxberg will also become the chairwoman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo AG on March 1.
Gerber's appointment to the Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines is part of the group wide rotation policy for management positions.
"I would like to thank Peter Gerber for his outstanding achievements as CEO for Lufthansa Cargo AG. As a passionate airline manager, he has very successfully managed the highly demanding and volatile logistics business and, together with a motivated and committed team, has played a major role in shaping the Group's cargo division in recent years. With Dorothea von Boxberg, an experienced manager from within the company is taking over the helm of Lufthansa Cargo AG. She is not only a sales professional; she also has a great deal of expertise, for example in product development. With her creativity and commitment, she will continue to develop Lufthansa Cargo AG successfully in these extraordinary times," said Harry Hohmeister, chairman of the supervisory board of Lufthansa Cargo AG.
Gerber began his career with the Lufthansa Group in 1992, during which time he held various management positions in the Lufthansa Group. Peter Gerber has been chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo AG since May 2014.
In 2007, Boxberg joined Deutsche Lufthansa AG and from 2009 was head of the "Strategy and Investments" department at Lufthansa Passage. In 2015, she moved to Lufthansa Cargo, where she initially headed global sales management before being appointed chief commercial officer (CCO) of Lufthansa Cargo in 2018, advancing to the executive board.
A successor for Boxberg as CCO will be announced at a later date.