Team

Our team brings together a wide range of experience from the startup world: We know how to build digital business models and understand how to invest in startups as a corporate entity. We’re connected with the world's most important tech players and constantly keep an eye on any startup or investment that might be relevant to the Lufthansa Group. We are all united by our passion for shaping Lufthansa's digital transformation – driving it from a market perspective.
The Team

Gleb Tritus

Managing Director
Responsible for the development of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, and for maintaining its
foothold in the tech ecosystem.

Professional experience: Tech entrepreneur and angel investor with a passion for e-commerce and online marketing, CEO of various startups
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Dr. Christian Langer

Chief Digital Officer Lufthansa Group, Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Heads the digital transformation of the Lufthansa Group, and places Lufthansa Innovation Hub topics on the Group’s digital agenda.

Professional experience: Head of digital transformation at Lufthansa since 2017, 10+ years at Lufthansa Technik, founder of two startups
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Lennart Dobravsky

Director Research & Intelligence
Responsible for running the Innovation Hub’s research activities, screening the global travel-tech scene, and evaluating important developments for the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: Market research analyst at Bain & Company, previous marketing experience in consumer goods and media rights
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Kolin Schunck

Research & Intelligence Analyst
Research, analysis, and evaluation of future topics and trends in Travel & Mobility Tech and organization of academic partnerships.

Professional experience: Research consultant in the field of Intellectual Property Management of the Airbus Group, researcher at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School for Management and Management Trainee at a chemical and pharmaceutical trader
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Xiaowei Zhang

Research & Intelligence Analyst Asia
Runs data-driven research initiatives in the travel and mobility tech scene in Asia.

Professional experience: Business intelligence analyst at a travel ticketing startup, associate at KPMG




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Dieu Ly Tran

Junior Research & Intelligence Analyst
Analyses developments in the Travel and Mobility Tech ecosystem and supports our BUILD team in data-related operations.

Professional experience: Data analyst at a Dutch application software company, project & event management, consulting and data analytics
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Stefan Nothelfer

Director Partnerships
Establishes partnerships around digital business models between startups, leading tech companies, and the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: innovation management, research and aviation, at the Center for Digital Technology & Management (CDTM), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Porsche Consulting, Pudong Airport, and Lufthansa Technik
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Henning Bublies

Director Venture Development
Responsible for all Venture Development activities – from inhouse-developed digital services to strategic partnerships with startups.

Professional experience: Managing Director at Orange Games Germany, Managing Director & CEO at Plinga GmbH
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Sascha Günther

Senior Venture Development Manager
Targets venture capital and the development of platform business models.

Professional experience: Investment manager at the venture capital firm Project A Ventures, several years of management consulting experience.
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Kristian Weymar

Senior Venture Development Manager
Develops and validates new digital services. Currently focuses on innovative pricing models in the airline industry.

Professional experience: Business development at Zalando, strategy consulting and portfolio/investment management at various financial firms
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René Braun

Senior Venture Development Manager
Develops new business models and helps strengthening the ties to the startup ecosystem. Currently reinvents loyalty in the mobility sector. Venture Lead: Rydes.

Professional experience: Digitization manager of the open innovation platform Beyond1435 and strategic consultant of the managing board at Bombardier
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Niklas Weidmann

Venture Development Manager
Focuses on KI-based business models, drives the product development of our loyalty app RYDES.

Professional experience: Business Development Manager at Amorelie
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Bas Bouten

Venture Development Manager
Develops new digital business models and takes care of the monetization strategies of our ventures.

Professional experience: Venture Development Manager at Venture Capitalist Project-A Ventures and Manager Corporate Development with focus on M&A/Growth at Amorelie
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Dan Kreibich

Venture Development Manager
Develops new digital business models. Our expert for offsetting solutions and Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Venture Lead: Compensaid.

Professional experience: Business development at Flightright, controlling and cockpit capacity planning experience at Lufthansa
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Antonia Kirchfeld

Venture Development Manager
Develops new digital business models. She helps to grow our Compensaid platform into an industry-wide solution.

Professional experience: Experience in strategy consulting with a focus on agile product development, planning & controlling in the logistics and biotechnology industry
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Aylin Ceylan

Venture Development Manager
Assists with the creation of platform business models and oversees the development of Lufthansa Open API.

Professional experience: Project management in the healthcare industry, corporate development at Bertelsmann, positions at various startups
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Tobias Ignatzek

Junior Venture Development Manager
Currently supports the development of a digital platform that helps airlines to offer customers innovative pricing modules.

Professional experience: corporate strategy at Deutsche Bahn AG





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Antonius Rittberg

Junior Venture Development Manager
Develops new digital business models and helps to bring to life a platform for innovative pricing models for the airline industry.

Professional experience: Business Development at Spotahome and Zalora.



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Constanze Quirin

Transformation Manager
Transfers our findings, ways of thinking and methods from the tech world into the Lufthansa Group and develops and executes formats, trainings and events for this purpose.

Professional experience: project management in an international IT consultancy as well as for a telecommunications company, online marketing in a start-up environment
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Christina Walke

Head of Communications
Directs the communication at the Innovation Hub – an expert in brand, press, and product communication.

Professional experience: Strategic brand and marketing campaign development at leading creative agencies and a Munich-based travel startup
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Peter Glaser

Senior Communications Manager
Responsible for the communication of the Innovation Hub with a focus on the further development of the LIH brand and our ventures.

Professional experience: Global strategic branding at a leading network agency in Singapore

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Valerie Nebe

Communications Manager
Responsible for our content and social media channels and supports with events and PR of the Innovation Hub

Professional experience: Corporate communications and PR at ZEIT Verlagsgruppe
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Marco Zifaro

Junior Graphic Designer
Develops the design of our research content and our digital products and services

Professional experience: Freelance designer with experience in product-, brand- und app-design
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Tino Klähne

Head of Strategic Design
Provides for a continuous flow of ideas, and consistently pushes team members to put themselves in travelers’ shoes.

Professional experience: Design strategy and product development at international design studios
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Minh Tam Ngo

Junior Strategic Designer
Helps our LIH teams to find ideas for new ventures and to develop them strategically. Shares her expertise with the use of strategic design frameworks with colleagues of the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: Design in international design studios and network agencies, innovation management at Bosch and Infront Consulting
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Nina Klementz

Junior Strategic Designer
Methodically supports the creative finding and systematic development of new business models.

Professional experience: Data and product management for a digital platform in the education sector, online marketing, and event management
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Christine Lappen

Executive Assistant
Acts as the go-to person for administrative procedures at the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, and supports the executive board.

Professional experience: Marketing, PR, and business development at a corporate finance consulting firm, consultant at a PR agency
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Vera Herkenrath

Human Resources Manager
Responsible for all topics along the employee lifecycle, takes care of the professional growth of the entire team.

Professional experience: HR Business Partner at a Berlin e-commerce company
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Louisa Witte

Human Resources Manager
Manages the job application process at the Innovation Hub.

Professional experience: Assistant to the management team of a design firm
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Anika Zukal

Team Assistant
Supports the team in all administrative and organizational matters.

Professional experience: Flight Attendant at Air Berlin, Office Manager at a marketing agency