The former Chairman and CEO of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG; Wolfgang Mayrhuber passed away on last Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at the age of 71 years old. He died as he was suffering from a long time serious illness.
Carsten Spohr; Chairman of the Executive Board of the Lufthansa Group expressed his grief and sympathy on the behalf of the Lufthansa Group’s 134000 employees in the following statement.
“Wolfgang Mayrhuber has served and shared the burden of responsibilities for the company for the past 45 years. All the employees of Lufthansa thank him for his great services to the Lufthansa Group. Our sympathetic thoughts are with his family now”.
Wolfgang Mayrhuber worked for the Deutsche Lufthansa AG; the largest German airline for more than 40 years. He started his career at the airlines with being an engineer back in 1970 in Hamburg. After performing duties of the many management positions over the course of more than 20 years, he was named as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the newly founded Lufthansa Technik AG back in 1994.
In 2001 he was the member of the Group Executive Board whose responsibility was to “Passenger Services”. In 2002 he was then appointed for the position of the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board.
From years 2003 to 2010 he served the position of the Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and during that time he made a lasting impact on the airlines by successful acquisition of the SWISS, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines.
In his last years of service to the airlines, he served the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 2013 to 2017.