Mumbai: Lufthansa Group has appointment Alain Chisari as its new Vice President Sales Asia Pacific. Effective September 2018, he will be managing and directing sales activities of the Lufthansa Group  (Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines) and also Brussels Airlines, in Asia Pacific.

Heike Birlenbach, Senior Vice President, Sales, Lufthansa Hub Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer, Hub Frankfurt, said, “We are very pleased that we could win Alain Chisari to take over this important position for the Lufthansa Group Airlines in Asia Pacific. With his experience in fields such as sales and distribution, network planning and online marketing developments, he will contribute to the success of the business in the region.”

Chisari has held several key positions in the airline industry over the past 20 years. For the last five years, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and member of the Management Board at Edelweiss Air AG, the sister company of Swiss International Air Lines.

Prior to that, he was Head of External Relations & Alliances and Head of Leisure Sales Switzerland at SWISS. He also held various positions with Delta Air Lines in Germany, Austria, South Africa and the UK after he worked in corporate sales at British Airways and American Airlines.

“I’m very excited to embark on this new journey in a dynamic and vibrant region. Asia Pacific is growing at an exponential rate and I’m really looking forward to being part of, driving and leading Lufthansa Group Airlines in Asia Pacific into continuing success. And few of the key objectives is to focus on current Joint Venture and partnership opportunities with the Asian carriers, as well as maximising the Lufthansa Group digitalisation and innovation initiatives in the markets”, said Chisari.

Alain Chisari holds an Executive Master Degree in General Management from SGMI, St. Gallen (Switzerland).

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