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Boards of Lufthansa Technik

Steering the company

Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Johannes Bussmann

Dr. Johannes Bussmann has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik since September 2012, and Chief Executive Officer since April 2015. 

From January to August 2021, Bussmann headed also the new Executive Board department of Finance and Human Resources on a provisional basis. Since September 2021 he had been head of the department of Human Resources.

Bussmann began his career in 1998 as a product engineer at ABB Mannheim. In 1999, he moved to Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg to work as a development engineer in the Product Management and Development department. In 2001, he became Sales Manager for Asia and Australia, working initially from the company's headquarters in Hamburg and, beginning in 2003, from Singapore. He was appointed Vice President Marketing and Sales in 2005 and Senior Vice President Component Services in 2007 before becoming Senior Vice President Engine Services in 2011.

Bussmann has a diploma degree in aerospace engineering and a doctorate in engineering with a focus on combustion engineering, both from the University of Aachen.

Soeren Stark, Chief Executive Technical Operations, Logistics & IT
Chief Executive Technical Operations, Logistics & IT

Soeren Stark

Soeren Stark has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik since January 2019 and is responsible for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT. He is the "Accountable Manager" within the meaning EASA Part 145, Part 21/G and Part M.

After graduation, Stark worked as management consultant and project manager at Icarus Consulting GmbH, Frankfurt. From 1998 to 2001 he served in various positions at SCHOTT Glaswerke in Mainz.      2001, Stark joined the Lufthansa Group as Operations Manager in the Flight Service department of LSG Sky Chefs at Frankfurt Airport. Between 2004 and 2010 he was Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistics GmbH in Hamburg. Stark headed the Base Maintenance Division as Senior Vice President since 2011. In April 2016, he was appointed as member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG.

Stark studied Industrial Engineering with focus on logistics and material handlings in Berlin and Paris.

Dr. William Willms, Chief Financial Officer Lufthansa Technik
Chief Financial Officer

Dr. William Willms

Dr. William Willms has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik since September 2021 and is responsible for the department of Finance.

After working in the financial sector, the doctor of law joined the Lufthansa group in 2008, initially as Director Finance at Lufthansa Technik. In 2013, he took over as Head of Finance. In 2016, he moved to Lufthansa AG as Vice President Corporate Strategy. In 2019, he became Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, and since May 2020, he has been Executive Vice President Group & Airline Strategy, Business Development, Organizational Development, M&A and Special Projects. At the same time, he became Member of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. 

Wilms studied law in Heidelberg, Strasbourg and London and received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. 

Supervisory Board

The supervisory board of Lufthansa Technik AG consists of 16 members. 

Chairman is Dr. Detlef Kayser, Head of Airline Resources & Operations Standards Department in the Executive Board of Lufthansa Group.

  • Dr. Detlef Kayser, Chairman
  • Astrid Neben
  • Dr. Roland Busch
  • August W. Henningsen
  • Dr. Myriam Meyer Stutz
  • Doreen Nowotne
  • Annabel Schwätter
  • Dr. Stephan Zilles
  • Frank Hartstein, Deputy Chairman
  • Birgit Heyer
  • Holger Moll-Ritter von Sporschill
  • Domenico Perroni
  • Kai-Stefan Roepke
  • Torsten Schmidt
  • Karin van Hall
  • Mia Sophie Witzig