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Press Release NO. 689

Joerg​ Eberhart is the new Air Dolomiti President & CEO

Air Dolomiti, the Lufthansa Group’s Italian airline, is delighted to welcome Joerg​ Eberhart who is coming on board as the new President & CEO from the 1st of September 2014, replacing Michael Kraus who is leaving the airline after 11 years at the helm.

From 2007 to 2010, Joerg Eberhart held the position of Vice President of the Air Dolomiti Marketing, Network & Commercial Unit. He has an entrepreneurial background and vast experience within Lufthansa in the operational and financial sectors, where he has held major managerial positions.

After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Business Administration he was for several years active as a pilot for Lufthansa where he achieved the license as Captain of the Airbus 320 fleet. In parallel he obtained considerable experience as consultant for major companies like DaimlerChrysler and Integrata. In 2000 Eberhart joined IVC Venture Capital where he took on the position of Head of investment management being responsible for the start-up portfolio. He contributed to the development of successful companies as AutoScout24 and 360 Treasury Systems. In 2003 Eberhart came back to Lufthansa to manage the German Company’s subsidiary portfolio. 

After his three-year experience as Vice President at Air Dolomiti, which ended in 2010, Eberhart returned to Lufthansa where he was CEO of Aerologic GmbH. Since 2012 he has been heading the SCORE program within Lufthansa German Airlines in order to optimize procedures of group’s structure.

“I am extremely proud to return to the Company as the new President & CEO.  I am familiar with  Air Dolomiti’s values and dynamics as well as the enthusiasm of the entire team, which I am sure will create the right spirit for me as I take on this important new role”, says Joerg Eberhart.