Christian Altmann has been appointed as General
Manager for Lufthansa Passenger Airline overseeing sales of the
airline in Singapore, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
succeeds Ms. Claudia Huegel who was appointed to take over a
senior management role at the Lufthansa headquarters in Germany.
In his new capacity, Mr. Altmann will be based
in Singapore and is responsible for Lufthansa’s sales and
marketing activities in Singapore, Southeast Asia, Australia and
New Zealand. He reports directly to Mr. Uwe Mueller, Vice
President for the Asia and Pacific region. Mr. Mueller is also based
in Singapore and is responsible for the regional headquarters of
the airline there.
Mr. Altmann has served with
Lufthansa for over fifteen years. During this time, he has held a
number of executive-level positions. Most recently, he was
instrumental in setting up Lufthansa Services Thailand, the
airline’s regional service centre employing more than 300 staff in
Bangkok. In this role, Mr. Altmann was successful in launching an
operation which was open to external airline customers.
Mr. Altmann started his professional career in 1996
with the Lufthansa Graduate Programme. In 1997, he moved to St.
Petersburg, Russia to become head of Lufthansa Cargo there. From
1998 to 2002, he served as the Managing Director of the Joint
Venture Cargo Terminal Pulkovo, also in St. Petersburg. In 2002,
Mr. Altmann was relocated to Manila, Philippines assuming the
position of Managing Director for Lufthansa’s ground services
provider GlobeGround. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Altmann was appointed
the Regional Director for Lufthansa’s handling and logistics
division covering India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
Consequently from 2006 to 2010, he served as the Managing Director
for Lufthansa Services Thailand.
Hildesheim, Germany, Mr. Altmann graduated from Munich University
in Germany with a Diploma in Politics. He completed part of his
studies at Wolgograd University in Russia.
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