Effective Jan. 1, Patrick Biebel took over the helm of MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V., a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and Sumitomo Corporation headquartered in Amsterdam. In his role as Managing Director, Biebel follows on from Andrea Lübke and he will be responsible for MTU’s leasing business, asset management activities and driving the company forward.
“We would like to thank Andrea for her excellent leadership and dedication over the past years and wish her the very best in her new role,” said Martin Friis-Petersen, SVP MRO Programs, MTU Aero Engines. Lübke will move back to MTU Aero Engines’ headquarters and take on the role of senior vice president corporate development reporting to group CEO Reiner Winkler. In her new position, she will head up the strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions and innovation teams for the entire MTU group.
“We are delighted that Patrick will be managing MTU Maintenance Lease Services,” added Friis-Petersen. “We are confident he will build on the strong reputation MTU has developed in the engine leasing and trading community and continue to develop our service portfolio to anticipate and meet market and customer needs.”
Prior to this position, Biebel was vice president corporate development and in charge of all of MTU’s mergers and acquisitions and business development activities – ensuring the future growth and success of MTU’s aftermarket division. Biebel joined MTU in 2012 and has assumed various positions with increasing responsibilities within MTU’s commercial MRO, finance and corporate development organizations.