Lufthansa Cargo chief Dorothea von Boxberg will become the new chief executive of Brussels Airlines on 15 April, following the recent departure of Peter Gerber.

The latter left the carrier – and Lufthansa Group – at the end of January to become chief executive of German carrier Condor. Christina Foerster, a member of Lufthansa Group’s executive board and chair of Brussels Airlines, has since been leading the Belgian operator on an interim basis, having previously held the position on a permanent basis for two years through to 2020.

Lufthansa Cargo chief executive

Source: Lufthansa

Von Boxberg is set to take up the role in April

“I am very pleased that Dorothea von Boxberg, an experienced and skilled airline manager from within Lufthansa Group, is assuming the leadership position at Brussels Airlines,” Foerster states.

“With her extensive knowledge and broad understanding of cargo and passenger airlines, she will continue to drive the successful transformation of Brussels Airlines, Belgium’s national airline, in the coming years.”

Von Boxberg joined Lufthansa Group in 2007 and has worked in various management positions, including as head of Lufthansa Cargo since 2021.

The group says a new chief executive of Lufthansa Cargo will be announced in due course.

FlightGlobal’s latest survey of women in the C-suite showed that Europe is by far the strongest performer globally in terms of female chief executives, accounting for seven of the 12 identified among the top 100 passenger airlines at the end of 2022.