Dietmar Focke will join Lufthansa Cargo’s executive board on 1 March 2022, serving as chief operations and human resources officer.
Focke is currently vice president engine services at Lufthansa Technik. The move is subject to approval of the supervisory board of Lufthansa Cargo.
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 Deutsche Lufthansa member of the executive board and Lufthansa Cargo chairman of the supervisory board Dr Michael Niggemann.
“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.
Focke 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. He was then made CEO of Lufthansa Technik’s base maintenance facility in Budapest, Hungary until 2019.