1983, graduate, General Management and Engineering, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Ecole Centrale de Lyon; 1986, MSc in Business Administration and Engineering; 1989, PhD, Technical Univ., Darmstadt. 1994-2003, with Deutsche Bahn incl.: Senior VP, Corporate Development; CEO, Passenger Transport Division. 2004-09, CEO, Swiss International Air Lines. With Lufthansa: 2009-10, Deputy Chairman and Member, Exec. Board, Deutsche Lufthansa and CEO, Lufthansa German Airlines; since January 2011, current positions.