Peter Gerber has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Condor on February 1. The experienced aviation manager will lead the fortunes of Germany’s second-largest airline together with Christian Schmitt, COO and Accountable Manager, and Björn Walther, CFO. From March 4, Heiko Holm will complete the management team as CTO. Gerber succeeds Ralf Teckentrup, who stepped down as planned at the end of December after almost 20 years as Condor CEO.
Gerber: “I am very pleased to be taking over the management of Condor. Under Ralf Teckentrup’s leadership, the company has overcome existential crises in recent years and at the same time set an important course for the future: The fleet change to the most modern fleet in Europe was initiated, many new employees were hired and extensive investments were initiated, for example in IT and digitalisation. We will continue this transformation together in order to lay the foundations for successful long-term growth.”
Gerber has previously held management and board positions in the Lufthansa Group for over 30 years. In addition to his many years of management experience, the law graduate brings with him an extensive network in business and politics. In recent years, he has further expanded this network as Chief Representative for European Affairs of the Lufthansa Group and as President of the Federal Association of the German Air Transport Industry (BDL).