Supervisory Board extends contract of CEO

Erdmann Rauer confirmed for another five years

March 9, 2018

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Erdmann Rauer has been re-appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG (LSG Holding) for another five years. The company’s Supervisory Board extended his contract ahead of schedule through December 31, 2023.

Erdmann Rauer has been leading the LSG Group in his current position since October 1, 2014. Among his accomplishments, he has initiated a comprehensive transformation of the company’s business model in order to proactively deal with the volatile market environment and make the company sustainably profitable. The strategic integration of Retail inMotion, a digital start-up specializing in the increasingly important onboard-retail programs, was a key prerequisite for enhancing the LSG Group’s competencies and redefining the company’s market leadership in a future-oriented manner. Other cornerstones of that effort include the realignment of the production and logistics landscape in Europe, as well as the expansion of the portfolio with convenience retail products and services for train operators.

Erdmann Rauer joined the LSG Group in August 2006 and has been a member of the LSG Holding Executive Board since January 1, 2011. Previously, the 51-year-old held a number of leading positions in sales, marketing and logistics at GKN Walterscheid, the world’s leading supplier of agricultural drive and cultivation systems.

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.