Kelsterbach, August 30, 2012 – Lufthansa Systems AG today announced that the company’s Supervisory Board has extended the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Stefan Hansen by five years until June 30, 2018. This decision taken ahead of time by the Supervisory Board at its meeting today ensures continuity at the top of Lufthansa Systems. The Supervisory Board elected Simone Menne, Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, its Chairperson effective immediately.
Stefan Hansen, born in 1964, studied electrical engineering at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. He began his career with Siemens AG before moving to Unilever and then to Körber AG. Hansen joined Lufthansa Systems in 1999 as Head of the Desktop and Network Services department before taking over as Managing Director of the subsidiary Lufthansa Systems Infratec GmbH in 2001 and then Lufthansa Systems Network GmbH in 2004. From mid-2006, Hansen served four years as Managing Director of EDS. Hansen then took on a consultancy role with Vodafone Germany during the realignment of the company’s corporate business.
Since July 1, 2010, Stefan Hansen has been CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Systems AG. He is also the company’s Labor Director. Under his management, Lufthansa Systems was restructured and strategically realigned with a clear customer focus. The company has a leading position in the global airline and aviation IT industry and provides high-quality consulting and IT services for companies in other selected industries.