Simone Menne to leave the Lufthansa executive board
Ms. Menne has been serving as a member of the Executive Board and CFO of the Lufthansa Group since 1 July 2012. Ms. Menne began her professional career in the auditing department of ITT of the USA in 1987, before joining Lufthansa as an auditor in April 1989. Three years later she was appointed Lufthansa’s Head of Accounting for (and based in) West Africa.
Between 1995 and 1999 she held a series of further positions including Head of Data Processing & User Services, head of a project to restructure the revenue and services accounting of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines and Managing Director of the Hamburg-based Lufthansa Revenue Services GmbH.
In 1999 Ms. Menne assumed overall responsibility for Financial Management and Human Resources for Lufthansa in Southwest Europe; and two years later she took over the same position for all of Europe, for which she was based in London.
In 2004 she was appointed Vice President Finance & Accounting at Lufthansa Technik; and she held this position until 2010, when she moved to British Midland Ltd. to become its Chief Financial Officer.
In addition to her duties and responsibilities on the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Ms. Menne is Chairwoman of the Supervisory Boards of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG and Delvag Luftfahrtversicherungs-AG, and of the Advisory Board of Miles & More GmbH.
She is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Lufthansa Cargo AG and Lufthansa Technik AG. Outside Lufthansa, Ms. Menne is a member of the Supervisory Boards of BMW and Deutsche Post. ■