On 1 April 2015 Arnd Schwierholz (45) will
become airberlin's Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
He has already held the position Deputy CFO at
Germany’s second largest airline since the end of October 2014.
“In Arnd Schwierholz, the airberlin Management
Board has gained a financial expert with more than twelve years of
extensive experience in the field of airline finance. These skills
will move forward the restructuring program at airberlin,” said Dr
Hans-Joachim Körber, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Schwierholz takes over from Ulf Hüttmeyer (41),
who has had the role of the Chief Financial Officer for nine years
and will now work in a new position with enhanced responsibilities
for Etihad Airways.
“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank
Ulf Hüttmeyer for his consistent work to position airberlin as one
of Europe’s leading airlines. In the decisive phases, which
include the IPO, the acquisitions of dba and LTU, the entry into
oneworld and the partnership with Etihad Airways, he navigated
airberlin through challenging economic times. Due to his
accumulated experience within the banking sector, he has
successfully conducted numerous capital market transactions in
recent years and optimized the aircraft financing portfolio,”
added Dr Körber.
Arnd Schwierholz’s professional background
includes positions within UBS Investment Bank, experience as a
company founder and as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for Deutsche
Lufthansa AG. Before joining airberlin Arnd Schwierholz was CFO
North America for LSG Sky Chefs, the catering subsidiary of
Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
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