Executive Board members.
Lufthansa Cargo is managed by a four-member Executive Board.
Peter Gerber is Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Cargo, Dorothea von Boxberg is Member of the Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer, Sören Stark is Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer and Dr. Martin Schmitt is Member of the Executive Board, Chief Financal Officer and Labour Director.
- Harry Hohmeister, Chairperson
- Dr. Roland Busch
- Dr. Silke Landwehrmann
- Ulrik Svensson
- Dr. Tanja Wielgoß
- Dr. Stefan Wolff
- Jürgen Jennerke, Vice
- Annette Abel-Resch
- Sebastian Marten
- Marcus Niedermeyer
- Anja Schlosser
- Stefan Wolf
Peter Gerber has been the Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG since May 2014. Besides his duties as CEO, Gerber is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa CityLine as well as in the supervisory board of Albatros.
He was born in Gießen on March 1, 1964. After passing his university entrance exams in 1983, he studied law and business management in Gießen and Hagen. Additionally he completed a senior executive programme at Columbia University in New York in 2008.
Gerber started his career with Lufthansa in 1992 in the human resources area and the Legal department. His main focal points there were the development of the new retirement pension scheme and the Miles & More programme. Following that, he assumed various positions within the Group, such as in Lufthansa’s cost-cutting programme “Programm 15”.
As of 1997, he was the manager responsible for the area of corporate settlement, fees and charges. Here Gerber dealt mainly with airport and air traffic control fees, charges and liaison with state authorities. Between June 2001 and 2004 Gerber was appointed Project Manager responsible for the Group-wide result safeguarding programme “D-Check”. From June 2003 to August 2011, Gerber was responsible at Lufthansa for the “Air Transport Initiative for Germany”. Additionally, he was responsible for strategic corporate development in 2004.
From December 2004 to May 2009, Gerber took over corporate industrial relations and social security departments for the Lufthansa Group.
He was appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG with responsibility for Finance and Human Resources in June 2009.
In June 2012, Gerber switched to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Passage Airlines, where he was responsible for the Human Resources, IT & Services division.
Peter Gerber is married and has two children.
Product and Sales.
As Member of the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer since August 1, 2018, Dorothea von Boxberg is responsible for Product and Sales which comprises Global Sales Management, Capacity Management, Handling outside our hubs Frankfurt and Munich, Product Management & Innovation, Platform Management of Austrian Airlines and Eurowings..
Dorothea von Boxberg was born on 22 January 1974 in Bad Homburg, Germany.
After taking her A-levels in 1993, she studied industrial engineering at Technical University of Berlin as well as business administration at ESCP Paris as part of a Masters-equivalent dual-degree programme. Ms von Boxberg began her professional career in 1999 at the strategic management consultancy Boston Consulting Group in Stuttgart, Germany, serving most recently as project manager. She worked in various industries and several countries.
In 2005, she took a position as ‘Director Alliance Development’ at the operating company of Star Alliance.
In 2007, Ms von Boxberg took her first position at Lufthansa Passage in the ‘Strategy and Investments’ division, which she headed from 2009 onwards. From 2012, Ms von Boxberg was responsible for Customer Experience Design at Lufthansa Passage. During this time, she and her team rolled out a new generation of Business Class seats, developed the Premium Economy Class, which was launched at the end of 2014, and laid the foundations for the development of Lufthansa into the 5 Star Airline.
In 2015, Ms von Boxberg transferred to Lufthansa Cargo and has headed Global Sales Management since then. In this position she was responsible for Performance Management, Sales Processes, Pricing, Product management and Airmail.
Dorothea von Boxberg is married and has three children.
Finance and Human Resources.
As Member of the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer and Labour Director since January 1, 2013, Dr. Martin Schmitt is responsible for Finance and Human Resources, which comprises HR, Finance & Accounting, Procurement & Infrastructure, Controlling and Information Management.
Dr. Martin Schmitt was born in Mainz on August 9, 1960. After finishing high school in 1979, he went on to study law in Constance and London, graduating in 1985 with qualifications to be a judge. From 1987 to 1989, he worked as a research assistant at Constance University where he gained a Doctor of Laws degree.
Dr. Schmitt began his career at Lufthansa in 1989. Until 1998, he held several positions within the Human Resources division including Head of Human Resources for Cabin Staff. From 1998 to 2001, he was in charge of the Munich station and was the Executive Board representative for the Lufthansa Munich hub.
In 2001, Dr. Martin Schmitt was appointed Head of Corporate HR Policy for Lufthansa AG. In this position, he was in charge of Group-wide HR and Industrial Relations, the Lufthansa School of Business, university marketing and trainee programs, among other responsibilities.
Dr. Schmitt is married and has two sons.
As Member of the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board and Chief Operation Officer since April 1, 2016, Sören Stark is responisble for Operations which comprises Handling Frankfurt, Handling Munich, Handling Lufthansa Cargo Service Center, Global Handling Management, Flight Operations & Transport Management, Security & Environmental Management and Managing Customer Service.
Sören Stark was born in Braunschweig on January 12, 1967. After completing his degree in industrial engineering with a focus on logistics and materials handling in Berlin and Paris, Sören Stark worked as a management consultant and project manager at ICARUS CONSULTING GmbH in Frankfurt until 1998. From 1998 to 2001, Stark served as Head of Logistics for the industrial glass division at SCHOTT Glaswerke in Mainz.
The branch of his career path at Deutsche Lufthansa AG began in 2001 in Frankfurt when Sören Stark served as operations manager for the “Frankfurt Flugservice Konzern”. From December 2004 to December 2010, Stark was Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH. He was appointed Senior Vice President Aircraft Base Maintenance for Lufthansa Technik AG in January 2011.
Sören Stark is married and has two children.