Nina Öwerdieck, new Chief Financial Officer of Brussels Airlines

Nina Öwerdieck, new Chief Financial Officer of Brussels Airlines

Brussels, 27 February 2020 – As of July 1st, Nina Öwerdieck (47) will join the Management Board of Brussels Airlines as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), taking over from Dieter Vranckx, who is the airline’s CEO and CCO since January 1st.

Nina Öwerdieck, currently Head of Finance at Lufthansa German Airlines, will lead the different teams of the Brussels Airlines CFO department as of July 1st: Human Resources, Finance & Controlling, IT, Legal, Compliance & Audit, Procurement & Facility Management as well as the PMO team responsible for the project lead of the airline’s restructuring plan “Reboot”. After many years of growth without sufficient profitability, Brussels Airlines is indeed reviewing its way of working to gain in efficiency and to structurally reduce costs. The Reboot plan aims at an EBIT margin of 8% as of 2022.

Nina Öwerdieck can look back at a vast experience within the aviation industry. During her 13 years at Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance division of Lufthansa, she held several important functions at the Finance & Project management Department. From Head of Divisional Controlling to Head of Central Controlling, Öwerdieck profoundly shaped Lufthansa Technik’s financial landscape until 2014.

In 2014, Nina Öwerdieck started a new career at SWISS, where she was in charge of Controlling, Financial Steering and Risk Management. In her role as Head of Controlling, she supported the airline’s integration into the Lufthansa Group hub airlines’ matrix organization and designed the group-wide new Controlling concept, including a new process-oriented Controlling setup.

In 2017, Öwerdieck joined Lufthansa German Airlines as Head of Finance and Member of the Lufthansa Airlines Executive Team, positions she currently still holds. At the largest business unit in the Lufthansa Group, her responsibilities include the Controlling, Procurement, Accounting, Financial Steering and Risk Management departments. Next to challenging internal processes, she plays an important role in supporting strategic change projects and in fostering lean methodologies and continuous improvement.

“We very much look forward to welcoming Nina Öwerdieck to the Management Board of Brussels Airlines. The world of finance has no secrets for her. With her in-depth knowledge and expertise in guiding businesses through changes and financial improvement programs, she is the right person to join forces with the Brussels Airlines management and lead the airline to a sustainable future.”
- Etienne Davignon, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SN Airholding.
“I am very happy that Nina accepted to be part of our Management Board. She is a perfect fit to our team and Brussels Airlines. Her long career within the Lufthansa Group and her financial know-how in the aviation sector is of a real benefit for our Belgian airline which is currently embedding into the Lufthansa Group network airlines.”
- Dieter Vranckx, CEO of Brussels Airlines
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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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