The FINANCIAL — Thilo Schäfer (49) will take the reins as Managing Director of Leisure Cargo – the airline specialist for total cargo management – on 1 March 2016. He will lead the company together with Dr. Klaus Sieger, who in recent months has pressed ahead with the positive development at Leisure Cargo over 2015.
Thilo Schäfer previously held the position of Vice President Global Handling at Lufthansa Cargo, where most recently he carried overall responsibility for process and quality management, digitisation, lean logistics and innovation management. Schäfer is a 20-year veteran of the aviation industry. A qualified business engineer, he was in charge of developing Time Definite Services, where he also managed sales in Germany. The seasoned logistics expert has acquired international experience working in Asia and Europe, according to airberlin.
Stefan Pichler, CEO airberlin: “We have recruited an extremely experienced air cargo manager in Thilo Schäfer. His extensive knowledge of the logistics industry will allow him to play a key role in shaping Leisure Cargo’s ongoing strategic development as a ‘virtual cargo airline’.”
Thilo Schäfer: “I am looking forward to my new challenges very much, particularly building and expanding new customer relationships in Germany and abroad. I am convinced that our strong team and global partners will allow the future-oriented and successful development of Leisure Cargo to continue.”