Lufthansa Cargo adds senior talent

Frank Bauer (left) and Christian Leitfeld. Photo: Lufthansa Group Photo: Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has appointed a new chief financial officer to its management team.

Frank Bauer will be the new chief financial officer and chief human resources officer of Lufthansa Cargo.

He will take up his new position on August 1, 2023.

Bauer began his career at Lufthansa in 2007. Three years later he joined the airline Jade Cargo in China. In 2012, he returned to Deutsche Lufthansa AG and took on numerous management positions in the years that followed. For example, he headed the Lufthansa Group’s internal audit department.

Subsequently, as a member of the executive board of Eurowings, he was responsible for finance and human resources. Most recently, he headed the controlling and risk management work of the Group.

Michael Niggemann, chairman of the supervisory board of Lufthansa Cargo, said: “I am delighted that Frank Bauer, an experienced finance and HR expert with great expertise in the logistics sector, will complement and strengthen the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo.

“He has proven his management skills in various leadership positions in the Lufthansa Group. The Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board, which is now complete again, will master future challenges under the leadership of Chairman Ashwin Bhat and, together with the company’s employees, further expand Lufthansa Cargo’s global leadership position.”

Christian Leifeld will take over responsibility for controlling and risk management at the Lufthansa Group as Frank Bauer’s successor on August 1, 2023. He began his career at McKinsey in 2003. After founding InterNations (now part of New Work SE) and serving as chief financial officer there, he moved to the E.ON Group in 2009, where he held numerous management positions.

Leifeld was responsible for group controlling from 2017 and subsequently for group controlling, accounting & risk, before serving as Country chief financial officer  for E.ON in the Czech Republic from 2020 to 2023.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]