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

Christine Wang

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

Professional Experience: Management consultant, venture builder & entrepreneur across Europe, USA, China with 12+ years of digital & innovation experience

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

Joyce Huang

Partnership Manager Asia
Builds successful partnership between startups, leading tech players and the Lufthansa Group in Asia.

Professional experience: Microsoft Singapore Bizspark program manager, Community Lead at Xiaomi Global, e-commerce startup founder

Kristian Weymar

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

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

Dan Kreibich

Senior 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

Fabrice Diedrich

Working Student Venture Development
Part of the Compensaid Venture Development Team, he focuses on business intelligence and innovating new product features.

Professional experience: Experience in building MVPs in Design and Software Engineering

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

Minh Tam Ngo

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

Florian Brückner

Director Transformation
Fosters exchange between the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and the Lufthansa Group to accelerate the wider digital transformation agenda and shape mindsets, skillsets and toolsets.

Professional Experience: Engagement lead at global management consultancy with focus on digital transformation programmes in large organizations and topics of digital strategy, digital innovation and digital capabilities. Background in the aviation and airline industry

Constanze Quirin

Senior 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

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

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

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


Dieu Ly Tran

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

Monica Franz

Senior Communications Manager
Runs Media Relations and further strategic external communication activities for the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and its ventures.

Professional experience: Spokesperson at Zalando, consultant at strategic communications consultancy FTI Consulting in Germany and the US

Christine Lappen

HR Operations & Finance Manager
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

Vera Herkenrath

Senior 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

Yvonne Hörandl

People Experience Manager
Responsible for all Team Assistant topics. The 'go-to' person for the team who is also taking care of a pleasant office-atmosphere.

Professional experiences: 360° IT Recruitment Consultant, Event Manager with an international hotel chain