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airberlin streamlines management and board structure

20-Sep-2012 10:40 AM

airberlin announced (19-Sep-2012) plans to strengthen its management structure and streamline the operation of the airline's board. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer will join the airline as chief strategy and network planning officer (CSPO) effective 01-Oct-2012. airberlin's chief human resources officer will join the airline's management board. airberlin also announced the restructuring of its management board which will see its size reduced from 15 to 10. airberlin CFO Ulf Hüttmeyer, CCO Paul Gregorowitsch and COO Helmut Himmelreich will relinquish their positions on the board, however, will remain in their positions at the airline. Non-executive board members Peter Oberegger and Saad Hammad will also step down from the board. airberlin CEO Hartmut Mehdorn will remain on the airline's board. airberlin board chairman Hans-Joachim Körber said, "We have made positive progress but there is still a great deal more to be achieved to meet our strategic commercial objectives. The Board and management team are more committed than ever to maintaining the momentum of our 'Shape and Size' Program, which is expected to deliver better results in the third quarter." [more - original PR - airberlin] [more - original PR - German] [more - original PR - German II]