Dietmar Focke appointed Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer at Lufthansa Cargo


Dietmar Focke, currently Vice President Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik, will join the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo on March 1, 2022, with responsibility for Operations and Human Resources*. He succeeds Harald Gloy, who is leaving the company at his own request.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to win Dietmar Focke, an experienced Lufthansa colleague, as Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer,” said Dr. Michael Niggemann, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo. “He will bring his extensive experience in logistics and the management of large operational areas and will also continue to lead Operations and Human Resources toward the future and strengthen Lufthansa Cargo’s role in a fiercely competitive environment.”

In his new role, Dietmar Focke will be Labor Director and will also assume responsibility for handling at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, as well as Global Handling Management, Flight Operations, and Security and Procurement.

Dietmar Focke (48) has been responsible for Commercials Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik since the beginning of 2019. The engineering graduate started his career as a product engineer at Lufthansa Technik in 2001. After holding positions in the areas of Strategy & Business Development and Airframe Related Components in Hamburg, he moved to Ameco in China for five years from 2010 to 2014. There he was responsible for aircraft overhaul, in addition to other duties. Dietmar Focke was then CEO of Lufthansa Technik’s Base Maintenance facility in Budapest / Hungary, until 2019.

* Subject to a corresponding approval of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo

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