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Christina Foerster CEO, Brussels Airlines
Christina Foerster was appointed CEO of Brussels Airlines as of April 1st, 2018, becoming the first-ever woman to head a Lufthansa Group airline and playing an important role in the common future of the Belgian home carrier and the Eurowings Group.
She joined the airline in September 2016 as Chief Commercial Officer, managing all commercial activities and delivering several core projects, including the Hi Belgium Pass, customer centricity (NPS), Africa positioning and strategic network evolution.
Foerster started her carreer in the airline industry in 2002 as Project Manager Corporate at Deutsche Lufthansa AG. From 2005 to 2011 she was General Manager Product Development Intercontinental, before being appointed VP Network & Fleet Development, overseeing the airline’s long-term fleet strategy and short-term fleet planning. As a member of the Business Management Team and head of the Commercial Management Team she was involved in all commercial activities. In 2014 Foerster was promoted to SVP Network, Group & Alliance development, directing, among others, all partnership management activities. Later she took on the role of SVP Network & Partner Management Lufthansa Hub Airlines, where she led a team of 10 direct reports and 180 employees and developed an aligned network and partnership management processes, including methods, timelines, reports and KPI’s to reap synergies of 70 Mio. EUR.
Foerster obtained her B.S. at the Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, USA, where she received the Merrill Presidential Award given to top 1% of graduating students. In 1999, she graduated from an M.B.A. at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Before joining the airline industry she worked for Sheraton Hotels and Boston Consulting Group.