Lufthansa Systems AG today announced that its Supervisory Board has appointed Stefan Hansen as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board for a period of three years. Stefan Hansen will join the Executive Board of Lufthansa Systems AG effective July 1, 2010. He will succeed Wolfgang F. W. Gohde, who is leaving at his own request when his contract ends on March 31, 2010.
Stefan Hansen (45) studied electrical engineering at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. He began his career in 1990 as a project engineer for process automation at Siemens AG in Hamburg before working two years as the manager of Technical Systems & Operations at the Unilever subsidiary Lever GmbH. In 1994, Stefan Hansen moved to Körber AG, where he initially took over the Central Applications department at the Körber subsidiary Hauni Maschinenbau AG. From 1998, he was head of the Organization and Information Technology department at Körber PaperLink.
Stefan Hansen has been familiar with Lufthansa Systems since 1999. He was 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 of Lufthansa Systems Network GmbH in 2004. In this capacity, he was responsible for the Infrastructure Services division at Lufthansa Systems.
In September 2006, Stefan Hansen was appointed managing director of EDS Operations Services GmbH and later also became managing director of EDS Business Solutions GmbH. There he was responsible for Service Delivery in the North and Central EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) regions. Since the start of 2010, he has been the Director Enterprise Technology at Vodafone Deutschland.
As a member of the Executive Board Dr. Gunter Küchler will continue to be responsible for sales and marketing at Lufthansa Systems.