airberlin’s Board has appointed the President
and CEO of the Dutch airline Martinair, Paul Gregorowitsch, 55, as
a new member of the Executive Board.
From September 2011 Gregorowitsch will be taking over as Chief Commercial Officer
(CCO), responsible for network and sales. This makes him the
fourth member of airberlin’s Executive Board, alongside Joachim
Hunold (CEO), Ulf Hüttmeyer (CFO) and Christoph Debus (COO).
On completing his business management studies at
the Institute for Tourism at Breda, the Dutchman began his
professional career at KLM in 1980. At the end of a two-year
trainee programme Gregorowitsch carried out a large number of
functions and managerial tasks, predominantly in marketing and
sales, which took him to numerous foreign stations, including
Frankfurt, Brussels, Stockholm and London.
Gregorowitsch was appointed Senior Vice President of KLM,
initially responsible for European operations (excluding the Netherlands), before taking over the Global Sales Passenger
Division five years later. This area of responsibility increased
steadily until he was finally appointed Executive Vice
President Commercial. From August 2007 Gregorowitsch was in
charge of the fortunes of Martinair, a hybrid airline that mainly
offers cargo services, but also tourism charter flights.
airberlin employs 8,900 staff members. Its fleet encompasses
170 aircraft with an average age of five years, making it one
of the youngest fleets in Europe. airberlin currently flies to 163
destinations in 39 countries. In 2010, the airline transported
33.6 million passengers.
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