Christina Foerster

CEO, Brussels Airlines

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, including the Hi Belgium Pass, customer centricity (NPS), Africa positioning and strategicnetwork evolution.

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 and short-term fleet planning.

In  2014,  Foerster  was  promoted  to  SVP  Network,  Group  &  Alliance development, directing, among others, all partnershipmanagement 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, includingmethods, timelines, reports and KPI'sto reap profitable synergies.

Foersterobtained her B.S. at Cornell University, Schoolof 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, Universityof Pennsylvania.


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