The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG has unanimously reappointed Alexis von Hoensbroech (50) to serve as the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Austria’s national airline for a period of five years lasting until 2026. Von Hoensbroech has been CEO of Austrian Airlines since August 2018. His current employment contract is valid until July 2021. In addition to Alexis von Hoensbroech, the extended Executive Board of Austrian Airlines consists of Andreas Otto and Jens Ritter.
“Together with his management team, Alexis von Hoensbroech has led Austrian Airlines through the coronavirus crisis with a steady hand. He has succeeded in building up a high level of trust with political decision makers and above all with the employees, and laid the foundation for a good restart“, says Christina Foerster, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG, commenting on the reappointment of Mr. von Hoensbroech.
Alexis von Hoensbroech studied physics at the University of Bonn before obtaining a doctorate in an astrophysics-related subject at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and at the University of Bonn. Born in the Rhineland, he commenced his professional career in 1999 at the management consultancy company The Boston Consulting Group in Munich and Tokyo. In 2005, he moved to Lufthansa Passage, where he assumed responsibility for its Strategy & Subsidiaries division. In 2009, Alexis von Hoensbroech was named “Project Manager for Airline Integration Management”, where he was in charge of the integration of Austrian Airlines in the Lufthansa Group, amongst other duties. In the years 2010-2014, von Hoensbroech was appointed as “Head of Commercial Frankfurt”, with responsibility for network planning and sales steering at the Lufthansa flight hub in Frankfurt. In this position he worked closely with Kay Kratky, who at that time served on the Executive Board of Lufthansa Passage. In the years 2014-2018, von Hoensbroech held the position of CCO and Member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG. Von Hoensbroech lives with his family in Vienna.