Team

Our team brings together a wide range of talents. What unites us all is that we are passionate travelers with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. As such, we act as change agents of the travel industry.
Management

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.
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Strategic Intelligence

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.
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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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Lennart Dobravsky

Editor-in-Chief
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.
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Ivan Terekhov

Director Research & Intelligence
Responsible for driving, expanding and overseeing market intelligence activities.

Professional experience: aviation research, assessing innovative technologies at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), developing and managing data-driven solutions at Free Now and Statista.
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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.


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New Business

Felix Rupp

Junior Venture Development Manager
Ideates and builds new ventures in the travel & mobility tech space

Professional experience: Venture Architect at mobility and sustainability focused venture builder, Investment Analyst at early stage venture capital fund, Consultant at a consulting firm
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João Fernandes

Junior Venture Development Manager
Builds new ventures in the intersection between the Travel & Mobility Tech ecosystem and Web3.

Professional experience: Business Development and Innovation and Transformation for an insurance company. Developed a couple of entrepreneurial personal projects.
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Lennard Schlosser

Junior Venture Development Manager
Searches for and designs new digital business models and venture ideas, develops MVPs and tests them on the market.

Professional experience: Corporate Venture for digital solutions in the e-mobility ecosystem, Business Development in an IoT start-up for Smart City & Mobility solutions
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Alexander Peck

Venture Development Manager
Ideates and builds new ventures in the travel & mobility tech space.

Professional experience: Business & Corporate Development at a performance marketing scale-up in Southeast Asia, Growth at Revolut DACH, Business Development at a Rocket Internet venture in Malaysia.
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Clemens Jakubeit

Venture Development 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.

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Fabrice Diedrich

Venture Development Manager
Responsible for Compensaid, Lufthansa Group's platform for CO₂ neutral flights. Passionate about digital products, he is constantly looking for new digital business models that have the potential to grow into profitable ventures.

Previous experience: Co-Founder of nul.to / Co-Founder of Plantyflix / Product Design at RYDES / Development of various MVPs for market validation
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Franziska Matzke

Venture Development Manager
Part of the cloopio venture development team, focuses on performance marketing and the further product development of cloopio.

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

Venture Development Manager
Turning opportunities in the travel and mobility space into stand alone ventures or new business models for the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: Innovation, strategy and venture building at Fraunhofer, Deutsche Bahn, Singularity University and several startups.
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Jonathan Bruns

Venture Development Manager
Develops new digital business models focused on sustainable technologies, builds MVPs and tests them in the market. Our lead for green tech ventures.

Previous experience: Developed and scaled the Lufthansa Group's platform for CO2-neutral flights. Prior to that, gained hands-on experience in consulting at Roland Berger and mobility strategy at AUDI.
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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
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Júlia Giné

Senior Business Development Manager – Venture
Responsible for driving all growth and marketing related aspects of our digital ventures in an entrepreneurial way.

Professional experience: Director of Distribution at numa (a digital-hotels chain), Partnership Marketing at Hotelbeds, Advertiser Operations & Account Management at trivago, and Display & Affiliate Marketing at Easyvoyage
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Laura Kleinwächter

Venture Development Manager
Validates new digital business models and builds stand alone ventures with a focus on Travel and Mobility Tech.

Professional experience: Innovation management, digital strategy and venture building at Deutsche Bahn as well as research in the field of innovation
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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.
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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.
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Pierric Appert

Venture Development Manager
Explores new digital business models and venture ideas in Travel & Mobility, builds MVPs and tests them in the market.

Professional experience: Development of corporate / startup collaboration models at Fraunhofer IAO and Novo Nordisk, Business Development at French audio technology scale-up Devialet, Investment Associate at a pre-seed VC, PhD in Management (Digital Platforms & Ecosystems)
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Elie Goldfarb

Senior Business Development Manager – Venture
Responsible for sales & business development strategies & activities for all ventures. Focusing on sales strategy, best practices, clients acquisition & partnerships.

Professional experience: 9 years of experience leading sales & business development teams. Worked in several industries, from advertising to insurance to healthcare and now travel & mobility.
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Kristina Becker

Senior Partnership Manager
Drives partnerships around digital business models between startups, leading tech companies, and the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: Joint Ventures & Partnerships, Sales and Revenue Management at Lufthansa Group HQ and regional APAC office.
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Sebastian Feldmann

Senior Venture Development Manager
As a serial founder, Sebastian is always on the lookout for new digital business models. He guides business ideas through our funnel from idea to spin-off.

Professional experience: Founded two startups, investment manager in an early stage fund, Startup support and mentoring in west Africa, company building, and innovation consulting for clients in the industries banking, utilities as well as life science.
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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.
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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
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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
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Transformation

Anita Wölk

Junior Transformation Manager
Shapes innovation skills & mindsets of individuals and teams in the Lufthansa group by imparting methods and concepts in the form of learning journeys, coaching formats, communities and platforms.

Professional experience: Change- and Transformation Management at a leading IT management consultancy, Leadership development in an international HR consultancy
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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.
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Christoph Volbers

Transformation Manager
Drives organizational development of people and culture in the context of innovation.

Professional experience: Innovation Manager for German and global manufacturers.
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Götz-Johannes Kadow

Senior Transformation Manager
Enables and supports Lufthansa Group at exploring and implementing disruptive approaches to lift the corporate innovation capacity.

Professional Experience: Change management und culture development at an eVTOL start-up as well as transformation management at a leading IT management consultancy, additional experience in public affairs, media relations and content marketing
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Constanze Bashir

Senior Transformation Manager
Ensures that the Lufthansa Group's innovation capabilities are shaped and scaled through transformation projects that focus on operating systems, ways of working, and mind- and skillset.

Professional experience: building innovation capabilities in the public sector, IT project management @accenture as well as for a telecommunications company, online marketing in start-up environment
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Cori Moore

Senior Learning Experience Manager
Designs and delivers immersive learning experiences in order to drive transformation within the Lufthansa Group.

Professional Experience: Learning Lead at Big 4 Management Consultancy, Freelance Innovation Consultant (7 years), Product Owner for digital learning app.
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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
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Brand & Communications

Katharina Hiltensperger

Content & Communications Manager
Is responsible for the social media channels and the website of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. Increases its visibility in the internal channels of the Lufthansa Group.

Professional experience: Strong editorial background, worked for an online magazine as well as in a digital agency for a client in the mobility sector.
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Magdalena Wilk

Designer
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.

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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.
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People & Organization

Jess Cain

Junior Talent Acquisition Manager
Responsible for full cycle recruitment across all departments within the LIH, with a special focus on candidate experience and stakeholder management.

Professional experience: Talent Acquisition Manager at Gorillas
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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.
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Anastasia Pietrovich

System & Security Administrator
Internal IT operations for all IT and Information security related topics and issues. Data Protection Coordinator.

Professional experience: customer on-site IT support and internal IT at Bloomberg L.P., Internal IT Engineer at Babbel, technical professional support for Apple Inc.
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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
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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.
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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.

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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
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