Dr Detlef Kayser joined the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG on 1st January 2019 and is responsible for commercial and technical fleet management, IT and procurement as well as for operational standards and processes within the Lufthansa Group.

He holds a doctorate in aerospace engineering and joined Lufthansa Group in January 2016 as “Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet”. Afterwards, Detlef Kayser was appointed as Chief Operations Officer of Lufthansa Group, taking the responsibility for operational processes, fleet management, system partner management and infrastructure until June 2022.

Before joining Lufthansa Group, Detlef Kayser worked for McKinsey in a variety of positions, most recently as Senior Director in the company’s Hamburg office, leading the global “Manufacturing Practice”. He advised clients from industry and public administration in over 100 successful projects, including several for Lufthansa Group.

Detlef Kayser , born 1965 in Kiel is a German citizen. He is married and has three children.

As of: 03 March 2023