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airberlin appoints new CEO amid 'huge challenges' at the carrier

8-Jan-2013 11:37 AM

airberlin announced (07-Jan-2013) the appointment of Wolfgang Prock-Schauer as its new CEO, effective 07-Jan-2013. Mr Prock-Schauer, who was previously airberlin's chief strategy and planning officer, will succeed Hartmut Mehdorn who has been CEO on a transitional basis since 01-Sep-2011. Mr Prock-Schauer will also become an executive director on the board of directors of Air Berlin PLC. Mr Mehdorn will remain a member of the board. Air Berlin PLC board of directors chairman Hans-Joachim Körber thanked Mr Mehdorn for his contribution and welcomed Mr Prock-Schauer to his new position. Mr Prock-Schauer said, "airberlin is facing huge challenges. We must continue to push our process of change forward rapidly to become lean and smart, so that we can be successful in the global competitive environment. Together with my colleagues on the board of directors, the management board, and the employees of airberlin we will put all our effort into this task.” [more - original PR - airberlin] [more - original PR - airberlin II - German] [more - original PR - airberlin III - German]