Ashwin Bhat appointed chief commercial officer of Lufthansa Cargo
Ashwin Bhat will take over as member of the Executive Board in charge of Lufthansa Cargo's Product and Sales division on March 1, 2021. The 51-year-old will thus take over the current position of Dorothea von Boxberg, who will become chairwoman of the Executive Board and CEO on the same date.
As Lufthansa Cargo’s chief commercial officer, Ashwin Bhat will be responsible for the external organisation of sales and handling, product, revenue management, pricing, network planning and sales management worldwide.
Bhat has been vice president and head of cargo at Swiss International Air Lines in Zurich since October 2015. He joined the former Swisscargo AG in February 1999 and has held various positions in revenue management, transport management and global area management, until his most recent position as head of Cargo for Swiss International Air Lines.
"I am very pleased that we have been able to gain Ashwin Bhat, a highly experienced senior manager within Lufthansa Group, as our chief commercial officer," said Harry Hohmeister, member of the Lufthansa Group executive board and chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo. He added, "With his extensive expertise in the airfreight business as well as his many years of sales experience, he will further strengthen Lufthansa Cargo's leading position in international competition."
Ashwin Bhat, born in 1969, graduated with a Bachelor in Science, Major in Chemistry from the University of Mumbai, India in 1990 and worked for several years as an accounting manager for an airline financial services provider in Mumbai before starting his career in Zurich.