Peter Gerber

Peter Gerber
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Cargo

Peter Gerber was born in Gießen on 1 March 1964. After passing his university entrance exams in 1983, he studied law and business management in Gießen and Hagen. In 2008 he additionally completed the Senior Executive Programme of Columbia University, New York.

Gerber joined Lufthansa in 1992, starting his career in human resources and the law department. His main responsibilities were to develop a new pension scheme and the Miles & More programme. This was followed by various assignments within the Group, including “Programm 15”, Lufthansa’s strategic cost-saving project.

As of 1997, he was in charge of intercompany transfer pricing, fees and charges with a focus on airport and air traffic control costs, as well as relations with the federal state authorities. From 2001 to 2004 Gerber was responsible for and directed the Group-wide “D-Check” programme, which aimed to consolidate corporate earnings. From June 2003 to August 2011, Mr. Gerber was the Lufthansa spokesman for the “Air Transport Initiative for Germany”. In addition, he had responsibility for strategic corporate development in 2004.

From December 2004 to May 2009, Mr Gerber was in charge of corporate industrial relations and social security within the Lufthansa Group. In June 2009 he was appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG with responsibility for Finance and Human Resources. In June 2012, Gerber switched to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Passage Airlines, where he was responsible for the Human Resources, IT & Services division.

Peter Gerber has been Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG since May 2014. Gerber is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Albatros Versicherungsdienste GmbH and holds a seat on the Supervisory Board of Fraport AG.