Christina Foerster was appointed CEO of Brussels Airlines on April 1, 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.
Foerster worked for Sheraton Hotels and Boston Consulting Group before joining the aviation 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 andshort-term fleet planning.
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 profitable synergies.
Foerster obtained her B.S. at Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, USA and an M.B.A. at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.