Sept 24, 2016: Christina Foerster, currently Lufthansa senior vice president Network & Partner Management Hub Airlines, will be joining Brussels Airlines as of October 1 and head the commercial departments of the Belgian airline.
She will report directly to Bernard Gustin, CEO and Christina follows in the footsteps of Lars Redeligx who has successfully repositioned the business model, market approach and brand of Brussels Airlines during the past three and a half years.
Lars becomes chief commercial officer and Spokesperson Europe of the LSG Group.
“Lars has significantly contributed to the repositioning of Brussels Airlines. His out of the box thinking and restless drive for a strong commercial performance and customer focus have reshaped our business model. He also managed to reinforce our Belgian ambassadorship - not only thanks to our special liveries Rackham, Magritte and Trident -, but also due to structural partnerships with Belgian companies and organisations which he has built.,” said Bernard Gustin, CEO of Brussels Airlines.
After receiving a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Warton School, University of Pennsylvania, Christina began her professional career as consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in 1999.
In October 2002, she moved to Deutsche Lufthansa AG as Project manager Corporate Strategy, and subsequently took up a management appointment in 2005 as General manager Product Management Intercontinental.
In this position, she was responsible for the development of Lufthansa’s in-flight product in the long-haul segment.
In 2011, she became vice president Network and Fleet Development, where she focused on the strategic development of the Lufthansa Group fleet and the global network of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.
Two years later, in 2014, she was appointed senior vice president Network, Group & Alliance Development at the Lufthansa Group and since January overall process owner of Network & Partner Management for Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines, reporting directly to the Lufthansa Group Executive Board Member for Hub Management.