As of 1 August this year there will be a major change in the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo. Alexis von Hoensbroech, currently Chief Commercial Officer at LH Cargo will cross the border to Austria where he’ll take up the position of Chairman of the Executive Board of Austrian Airlines.
A challenging new task for Alexis von Hoensbroech
The German carrier’s cargo arm will not have to look far for a suitable replacement for Alexis von Hoensbroech. The board has decided that Dorothea von Boxberg, a long-time Lufthansa employee, will take over the position of Executive Board Member Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo.
It can be assumed that there will be enough time between now and 1 August for Mr von Hoensbroech to bring his successor up-to-date on the present and future commercial planning and activities of LH Cargo. He will take up his role as Chairman of the Executive Board of Austrian Airlines also on 1. August, replacing Kay Kratky who retires.
The move comes somewhat as a surprise for many in the industry as von Hoensbroech was seen as being a guiding light in pushing LH Cargo’s activities further up front during the past couple of years. It seems that Lufthansa’s Executive Board has noted his achievements and sees him as the suitable overall head of Austrian Airlines.
New CCO comes from within the carrier
Dorothea von Boxberg is no stranger to the internal workings of Lufthansa, having joined the carrier in 2007 where until 2009 she headed the Strategy and Investments division of the Lufthansa Passenger department. Prior to joining Lufthansa she was with the Star Alliance Group from 2005 to 2007 where she was responsible for the Alliance Department.
Dorothea von Boxberg has an engineering background, having studied industrial engineering in Berlin and Paris. She also worked for The Boston Consulting Group in Stuttgart from 1999 to 2005.
The 44-year old manager presently holds the position of Vice President Global Sales Management at Lufthansa Cargo, being responsible for Global Performance Management, Product Management and Sales Processes as well as Airmail and Pricing. In her new position as LH Cargo’s Chief Commercial Officer, von Boxberg will be responsible for the external organisation of sales and handling, revenue management, pricing, network planning and sales management worldwide.
John Mc Donagh