Advisory board

Michael Eggenschwiler
MR Michael Eggenschwiler
Chief Executive Officer at Hamburg Airport
Chairman of the advisory board of the Hamburg Aviation Conference

Michael Eggenschwiler is CEO at Hamburg Airport. The 54-year old business graduate from the university of St.Gallen/Swizerland has assumed this role in March 2005 after two years as Managing Director of Hamburg Airport. more

Montie Brewer
MR Montie R. Brewer
Member of the Board of Swiss International Air Lines, Allegiant and Aer Lingus

Mr. Brewer began his employment in the airline industry in 1981 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is an airline veteran and a recognized industry innovator in airline pricing, sales and distribution strategies. more

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Mr Andrew Cowen
CEO & Accountable Manager
Hong Kong Express Airlines

Andrew Cowen has been CEO with Hong Kong Express Airlines since April 2015, responsible for leading Hong Kong's one and only LCC through a high growth phase and into sustained profitability. After development of an LCC business plan for the shareholders of Hong Kong Airlines Group after joining in 2013, Andrew was asked to lead the separation of Hong Express from the group and establish it as a standalone LCC with it's own independent management team. Andrew has 25 years experience in the aviation industry initially with British Airways before focusing on the emerging low cost airline sector. His low cost airline projects included among others Go (UK), Sama (Saudi Arabia), Jazeera (Kuwait) and restructuring of Air Philippines into a low cost carrier, PAL Express. more

Sergey Fomenko
Mr Sergey Fomenko
EVP Sales and Marketing
Ukraine International Airlines

Sergey Fomenko is EVP Sales and Marketing with Ukraine International Airlines. He has extensive experience in aviation. Sergey joined Ukraine International Airlines in 1993 and looked charter operations, marketing and sales until he joined KLM Airlines in 1995. He returned to Ukraine International in 2004. more

Pierre Germain
MR Pierre Germain
CFO & CCO
Genève Aéroport - Switzerland

Pierre GERMAIN, a French and Swiss national, is graduated from EDHEC French business school, from University of Hartford (USA) and INSEAD executive education. more

Volker GOLLNICK
MR Volker Gollnick
University Professor and Director of Institute
German Aerospace Center (DLR) / TU Hamburg, Head of Institute of Air Transportation Systems, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg

Hamburg-Harburg Volker Gollnick received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1991. In 2007 he became Professor for aerospace engineering and holds the chair of the institute for Air Transportation System. more

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Mr Gunnar Heinemann
General Partner & Board Member Gebr. Heinemann,
President German Travel Retail Association

Gunnar Heinemann is general partner and member of the Gebr. Heinemann board and president of the German Travel Retail Association. Heinemann offers duty free shopping at 25 European airports. more

August Henningsen
MR August Wilhelm Henningsen
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Hamburg Airport

Mr. Henningsen started as a systems engineer with Deutsche Lufthansa in 1979. After holding different management positions in engineering he became head of the Boeing 737 overhaul line at the Lufthansa Berlin base in 1991. August Wilhelm Henningsen was also until recently Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT). more

Roland Keppler
Mr Roland Keppler
CEO
TUIfly

Roland Keppler recently went "back to the roots" and joined TUIfly again as CEO after excursions into the car rental market as CEO of Europcar followed by car2go. .Roland Keppler had started his career at Preussag and was appointed CEO of Hapag Lloyd Express in 2005.. more

KIRSCHFINK
Mr Franz Josef Kirschfink
Managing Director
Hamburg Aviation

Dr. Franz Josef Kirschfink took over as new “chief pilot” at the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region in January 2014. Hamburg Aviation is an agile industry network, a public-private partnership with more than 90 members from the aviation industry, research, academic teaching and training institutions, and representatives of the government of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Together, the partners want to bring more innovations to fruition. Franz Josef is a proven aviation expert. He began his career at Lufthansa and took on the reorganisation of Lufthansa Technik before he joined Hamburg Aviation. more

Derek Mansfield
MR Derek Mansfield
President
Bold Endeavours Group

Derek Mansfield heads up the Bold Endeavours Group which has just presented with great success their latest innovative solution for DAM (Digital Asset Management) in New York. This system brings interactivity for customer web and mobile experiences to a new level. more

Benny Mantin
PROF.DR. Benny Mantin
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo (Canada), KLU Hamburg

Benny has extensive expertise in dynamic pricing and revenue management with a focus on consumer behavior and the role of the digital economy. His research has been published in leading journals such as Marketing Science and Production and Operations Management. more

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MR Patrick Murphy
Chairman of the Aviation Group
Performance Consultants International

Patrick Murphy is Chairman of the Aviation Group at Performance Consultants International, a major provider of advisory, coaching and mentoring services to many industries around the world. He has over thirty-five years experience in the airline industry. more

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Prof Dr Eyden Samunderu
Program Director
ISM International School of Management - University of Applied Sciences

Dr Eyden Samunderu is Program Director for a Masters in International Business program at the International School of Management (ISM) in Dortmund. He is a leading consulting expert with a global perspective experience in air transport and holds a PhD in Strategic Management . Prior to a career-switch into academia, Dr Samunderu worked for numerous corporations in the UK including Alfred Dunhill, Merrill Lynch and Oliver Wyman as a Senior Strategy Consultant. He has been actively engaged in lecturing advanced level courses in Strategy at Saint Louis University, Suffolk University and Schiller International University in Madrid Spain and was a Senior Consultant for the Institute for the Advancement of Business and Technology a research think-tank in Spain. more

Massimo
MR Massimo Scialò
Director; Lecturer
SCL Initiatives Canada, Emergenza, La Sapienza University Rome

In 2005, Massimo Scialo' became a professor in IT Marketing and communication at both the Sapienza University and UPS university in Rome. In 2009 he become CEO of the Australian Company Beatpick specialized in IT royalties and contents distribution. more

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Ms Ursula Silling
Founder & CEO
XXL Solutions GmbH - “do things differently”

Ursula held senior executive positions with Lufthansa Passenger Services and Lufthansa Systems, British Airways, Virgin Express, Brussels Airlines, the TUI group and Aerosvit Ukrainian Airlines. She worked on projects including Aer Lingus, Monarch Airlines, Air Malta, Peach Airlines, Hamburg Airport as well as ebay, banks and insurances. She also has an academic life replete with lots of theorizing, writing. and (guest) lecturing about all this stuff. She organises the Hamburg Aviation Conference, bringing aviation together with different industries and science to think future. She is a renowned speaker at a number of conferences and business events. more

Andreas Spaeth
MR Andreas Spaeth
Journalist

Andreas Spaeth, based in Hamburg, is one of the most well-known and long-established aviation journalists in Germany and internationally, covering all aspects of commercial flying. Andreas is the author of a widely read weekly column in the German aviation portal airliners.de and also does consulting work. more

Thomas Winkelmann
MR THOMAS WINKELMANN
Executive Munich Hub Management, Finance & Controlling
Air Berlin

Winkelmann took over as CEO of Air Berlin PLC from 1 February, 2017, assuming full accountability for all group activities. He succeeded Stefan Pichler, who decided to leave the company after working for two years on the strategic turnaround of the group. From November 2015 to January 2017 Thomas Winkelmann was with Lufthansa and managed Lufthansa's southern hub in Munich. He was also responsible for Finances and Controlling at Lufthansa German Airlines. Before this, Thomas Winkelmann had been the Spokesman of the Executive Board of Germanwings GmbH since 2006. more

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MR Ingo Wuggetzer
Vice President Cabin Marketing
AIRBUS Operations GmbH

Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President Cabin Marketing. In this role Ingo is responsible for the complete coverage of all Cabin Marketing activities – starting with Trend & Market Research to identify Future Customer Needs, up-to Customer campaign activities to create value added solutions by consumer centric approach. Therefore he also drives the relevant channels to promote cabin advantages, including fairs, exhibitions and the Sales mock-up centre. more

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