Christina Förster becomes Chief Executive Officer of Brussels Airlines

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Christina Foerster becomes Brussels Airlines' new Chief Executive Officer

She was Chief Commercial Officer since October 2016

As of April 1st, Christina Foerster will be heading the Management Board of Brussels Airlines as new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding to outgoing CEO Bernard Gustin.

Christina Foerster (47) was previously Lufthansa Senior Vice President Network & Partner Management Hub Airlines and joined Brussels Airlines on October 1st 2016 to head the commercial departments of the Belgian airline.

After receiving a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Warton School, University of Pennsylvania, Christina began her professional career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in 1999.

In October 2002, she moved to Deutsche Lufthansa AG as Project Manager Corporate Strategy, and subsequently took up a management appointment in 2005 as General Manager Product Management Intercontinental. In this position, she was responsible for the development of Lufthansa’s in-flight product in the long-haul segment.

In 2011 she became Vice President Network and Fleet Development, where she focused on the strategic development of the Lufthansa Group fleet and the global network of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.

Two years later, in 2014, she was appointed Senior Vice President Network, Group & Alliance Development at the Lufthansa Group and since January overall process owner of Network & Partner Management for Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines, reporting directly to the Lufthansa Group Executive Board Member for Hub Management.

At Brussels Airlines, in addition to her commercial responsibilities, she was also heading Network Planning since 2017, capitalising on her Lufthansa experience in that position.

“We’ve known Christina for many years, working extensively with her on topics like network, alliances and fleet. We are very much looking forward to welcome her as new member of the Management Board of Brussels Airlines. She is an open-minded and highly professional manager, who has a vast experience in the airline and tourism sector. With her analytical skills and international experience, she will actively support us in further reinforcing our competitiveness within an extremely challenging market environment”

said Bernard Gustin when he welcomed her onboard Brussels Airlines.

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