Dr. William Willms has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik since September 2021 and is responsible for the company's finance department, Corporate Services & IT.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, he was Executive Vice President Group & Airline Strategy, Business Development, Organizational Development, M&A and Special Projects at Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Dr. William Willms began his professional career in 1997 as an associate at the Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank AG. After various other positions in the financial sector in London and Manila, the doctor of law began his career in 2008 at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg as Director Finance.
In 2013, he became Vice President and took over as Head of Finance. In 2016, he moved to Lufthansa AG as Vice President Corporate Strategy. In 2019, he was appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy. With his appointment as Executive Vice President Group & Airline Strategy, Dr. Willms also became a
member of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Dr. William Willms was born on 22 February 1967 and studied law at the universities of Trier, Lausanne and Heidelberg, successfully graduating with the First State Examination in 1992. After further studies at the universities of Strasbourg, Heidelberg and London (Master of Laws), as well as a legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court in Hamburg, he successfully completed his Second State Examination in 1997 and his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg