Aer Lingus appoints Christoph Mueller as CEO
Aer Lingus has announced the appointment of Christoph Mueller, previously the aviation director at TUI Travel, as its new chief executive officer.
He will take up his post on 1 October, when he will also be nominated to the board of directors.
Mueller has held senior positions in Daimler Benz Aerospace, Lufthansa, the Sabena Group, DHL and Deutsche Post AG, prior to his roles at TUI Travel. He served as the CFO of DHL Worldwide from 2002 to 2004 and became a member of the executive committee of Deutsche Post in 2004.
In January 2006, Nueller joined the executive committee of TUI with responsibility for its flight division. In 2007, TUI merged its travel division with First Choice Holidays to form TUI Travel. Mueller then served as executive director, aviation, where he managed a total of seven separate airlines, a fleet of 160 short-haul and long-haul aircraft and a team of 11,000 employees.
Colm Barrington, Aer Lingus chairman, commented, “We conducted a thorough and rigorous recruitment process and have chosen a candidate with a proven track record within the aviation industry. Christoph has the experience and the skill-set to lead the Aer Lingus team through what is an unprecedented operating environment and to make the changes that are required at Aer Lingus.”