LSG Sky Chefs Appoints VP Sales and Services, Middle East
Neu-Isenburg — LSG Sky Chefs announced today that effective November 1, Michael Malchartzeck will take on the role of Vice President (VP) Sales and Services, Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Michael Malchartzeck has been VP Sales and Services for the company’s Asia/Pacific region since August 2006. Previous to that, he held various sales and managerial positions with LSG Sky Chefs as well as in-flight positions at Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East is a market with significant business opportunities and LSG Sky Chefs is currently active there through a management agreement with ADAC (Abu Dhabi Airports Company) for their in-flight catering facilities at Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain International Airports. Middle Eastern carriers have a high service level and a focus on top-quality product and value.
"To secure and develop business relations with existing and new airline customers in this attractive market, LSG Sky Chefs needs a permanent, and geographically well located presence," said Erdmann Rauer, LSG Sky Chefs’ Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing. "We are very happy to be able to assign this new position to Michael Malchartzeck, who has a strong professional background in both the catering and in-flight sides and considerable business experience in the Middle East."
The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end on-board products and services. These include catering, onboard retail and entertainment, onboard equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s dedication to culinary excellence and expertise in logistics has led to its successful entry into adjacent markets like train services and convenience retail. Its catering activities are marketed under the “LSG Sky Chefs” brand name, through which it delivers 591 million meals a year and is present at 211 airports in 50 countries. In 2015, the companies belonging to the LSG Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 3.0 billion.