The Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG endorsed changes on the Company Executive Board at its meeting today. Karl Ulrich Garnadt (53), currently in charge of Hub Management & Passenger Services on the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, is to succeed Carsten Spohr as Lufthansa Cargo Chairman and CEO, effective 1 January 2011. His appointment, in accordance with Group custom, is initially for three years.
Last September, Carsten Spohr (43) was appointed by the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa AG to the Lufthansa Group’s Executive Board and as CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines, with effect from 1 January 2011.
Additionally, the Lufthansa Cargo Supervisory Board has named a successor for Karl-Heinz Köpfle as Board Member Operations at Lufthansa Cargo. Karl-Heinz Köpfle is stepping down into retirement after 42 years of service at the Lufthansa Group on 1 April 2011. His position is to be taken over by Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, currently employed in the Lufthansa passenger business as head of hub management in Frankfurt. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht’s appointment to the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board is also initially
for a three-year term.