Chief Executive Officer
Erdmann Rauer has been Chief Executive Officer of the LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG (LSG Holding) and Chairman of the Executive Board since October 1, 2014. He is responsible for the LSG Group’s Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Communications, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Compliance, as well as Internal Audit processes. The Group’s global Onboard Retail (Retail inMotion) and Convenience Retail business units also report directly to him.
In January 2011, when he was appointed CSO of LSG Holding, he assumed responsibility for LSG Sky Chefs’ worldwide Sales and Marketing, as well as the company’s Buy-on-Board and In-flight Retail activities.
In his previous position as Corporate Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, he concentrated on formulating a company-wide and customer-specific sales and marketing strategies. Additionally, he established a new market and consumer research and innovation team. He joined LSG Sky Chefs in 2006 as Managing Director of its equipment and logistics subsidiary SPIRIANT (formerly LSG Sky Chefs Catering Logistics), where he initiated the globalization of the business by acquiring new international customers and expanding into Asia. He was also the key driver in the formation of SkylogistiX, a joint venture with Kuehne + Nagel.
Prior to joining LSG Sky Chefs, Erdmann Rauer had gained extensive experience at GKN Walterscheid, the world’s technological leader in the field of driveline systems, where he held several senior management positions. His last position at GKN was Managing Director of the Service and Distribution Division, which is responsible for worldwide small OEM and aftermarket sales and distribution. Erdmann Rauer completed his studies in business administration in Düsseldorf, Germany.