The Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG has appointed Carsten Spohr as CEO and
Chairman of the Executive Board for a three-year term at its meeting in FrankfurtCarsten Spohr is to take over at the helm of Lufthansa Cargo with effect from
15 January 2007. He succeeds Jean-Peter Jansen, who stepped down as Chairman for
health reasons in March 2006. Stefan Lauer, Member of the Executive Board of
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, who took over as interim Chairman, is to re-assume his post
then as Supervisory Board Chairman of Lufthansa Cargo AG.
Carsten Spohr has been Executive Vice President Services and Human Resources on the
board of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines since October 2004.
Carsten Spohr was born in Wanne-Eickel in 1966. After taking a degree in industrial
engineering at Karlsruhe Technical University, he obtained a commercial pilot’s
licence at the Lufthansa Flight Training School in Bremen and Phoenix, Arizona. He
subsequently completed the management trainee programme of Deutsche Aerospace in
Munich in 1994.
In October 1994, Carsten Spohr returned to Lufthansa to take charge of Central
Personnel Recruitment. From 1995 to 1998, he was personal assistant to the Executive
Board Chairman prior to assuming responsibility for Lufthansa’s regional
partnerships in Europe as head of Regional Partner Management in August 1998. Since
2000, he has been responsible for Lufthansa’s global alliances. Since 2003, he has
additionally been in charge of strategy and holdings at Lufthansa Passenger
Carsten Spohr is married and has a daughter.
Carsten Spohr will be succeeded by Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Group Representative and
Head of Hub Management Munich since October 2004. With effect from 15 January 2007,
Karl Ulrich Garnadt is taking over as Executive Vice President Services and Human
Resources at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.
Karl Ulrich Garnadt (49) began his career at Lufthansa as a commercial airline
trainee in 1979. After diverse functions and managerial posts in the passenger and
logistics business segments, he assumed responsibility for Network Management at
Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in Frankfurt from 1999 to September 2004. Since October
2004, Karl Ulrich Garnadt has been Group Representative and Head of Hub Management
Thomas Klühr (44) is taking over from Karl Ulrich Garnadt as Group Representative
and Head of Hub Management in Munich.
Thomas Klühr began his career in product management at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines
in 1990. After holding various posts in the Lufthansa Group, Thomas Klühr 1999 took
charge of Sales Controlling at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in 1999. Since February
2001, he had been head of Controlling at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.