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.

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.

Sven Kämmerer

Chief of Staff
Works directly with the Managing Director on business strategy and is responsible for the LIH’s organizational development. Drives day-to-day business operations, stakeholder management, and provides strategic guidance to ventures.

Professional Experience: Former Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co., Investment Partner at White Square Capital, and Co-Founder of Airfarm.
Strategic Intelligence

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.

Jhordy Tabares

Junior Research & Intelligence Analyst
Is in charge of running unconventional data-driven research in Travel and Mobility Tech.

Professional experience: Project and quality management at Latam Cargo and Cologne/Bonn airport. Data Science Teacher Assistance at LeWagon.


Anna Schneider

Research & Intelligence Analyst
Explores data and insights on investment trends, the emergence of FinTech, as well as developments in Asia as part of the broader Travel and Mobility Tech landscape.

Professional experience: Previous position as research analyst with focus on financial services and wealth management. Academic background in Chinese-European Economic and Business Studies.

Lennart Dobravsky

Editor-in-Chief and Business Lead at TNMT, our industry deep dive for all who work at the forefront of digital innovation in the context of travel and mobility. He loves turning data into gripping storylines and creating unconventional market intelligence. He also writes our bi-weekly newsletter.

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

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


Tino Klähne

Director Strategic Innovation & Intelligence
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.

New Business

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

Clemens Jakubeit

Partnership Manager
Builds successful partnerships and co-creation projects between startups, leading tech players and the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: International Graduate Management Trainee at Lufthansa Technik.


Fabrice Diedrich

Junior Venture Development Manager
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.

Franziska Matzke

Venture Development Manager
Part of the Compensaid Venture Development Team, she focuses on product management and the further development of Compensaid.

Professional experience: Product Management at BEAT81, Performance Marketing at foodspring.

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

Jonathan Bruns

Venture Development Manager
Develops new digital business models with focus on greentech ventures. Drives sustainable aviation as Venture Lead of Compensaid.

Professional experience: Strategy Consulting at Roland Berger, Innovation Management at AUDI and Project Management at Siemens Energy.


Lawrence Bird

Venture Development Manager
Searches for new digital business models, develops MVPs and validates these ideas on the market. Venture Lead: Reveneo.

Professional experience: strategy consulting & product management at various firms, marketing at leading advertising agency.

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.

Stefan Nothelfer

Director Partnerships & New Business Ventures
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

Steffen Boller

Senior Venture Development Manager
Supports LIH ventures as an intermediary between the business units and software development. Focuses on rapid prototyping to evaluate new venture potentials.

Professional Experience: Co-Founder und CTO of multiple startups in the FinTech, SaaS and Gaming sector.

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 Bashir

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

Anh Chi Luong

Transformation Manager
Builds the bridge to the Lufthansa Group to drive digital innovation and innovation culture by transferring our knowledge, experiences and ways of thinking.

Professional experience:
Digital transformation & change management at a IT-consultancy, pricing and proposition design at a telecommunication company as well as experience in marketing and communications.
Brand & Communications

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.

Magdalena Wilk

As part of the Communications Team she strengthens the LIH Brand and helps develop digital products and services.

Professional experience: Brand and Marketing Designer at Outfittery, Kontist and SumUp.

People & Organization

Vera Herkenrath

Senior People & Organisation 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
The 'go-to' person for the team is taking care of a pleasant office-atmosphere and responsible for all Team Assistant topics.

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


Julian Klomsdorf

Talent Acquisition Manager
Responsible for all Recruitment activities, ensuring a great candidate experience. Involved in the overall talent strategy and first contact for all applicants.

Professional experience: Recruitment Consultant and Talent Acquisition for several agencies and companies in the digital ecosphere.

Alexandra Riedel

People Operations & Finance Manager
Central contact person for financial issues responsible for HR administrative processes at LIH.

Professional experience: Jr. Assistant Financial Controller at various locations for an international hotel chain.

Christine Lappen

People 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