(The following press release from Swiss International Air Lines was
received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.)
Zurich Airport, 8 February 2013
CFO Marcel Klaus to leave the company
Chief Financial Officer Marcel Klaus has decided to leave Swiss International
Air Lines after 12 years with the company. Klaus, who is 51, intends to take a
sabbatical before pursuing new professional goals. He will leave SWISS in July.
Marcel Klaus has extensive experience in both the airline and the financial
sector. He began his career 20 years ago with the then Crossair in Basel, and
has served SWISS in key executive financial capacities (including Head of Group
Controlling) since its beginnings in 2001. He played a vital role in its
challenging corporate turnaround, and was appointed CFO in 2006 following the
company?s acquisition by the Lufthansa Group.
?I will miss the SWISS culture, the team spirit and our dynamic industry
environment,? Klaus says. ?But after spending such a good part of my working
life with the company, including seven years as CFO, I feel it?s time to take a
new path and seek new perspectives. And I?m greatly looking forward to whatever
challenges the future may hold.?
As CFO, Marcel Klaus is also responsible for SWISS?s cargo and IT units. He
additionally serves on the boards of directors of the company?s Swiss European
Air Lines and Swiss AviationSoftware subsidiaries, and as chairman of the board
of further subsidiary Swiss AviationTraining. Within the broader Lufthansa
Group he is currently project leader at SWISS for the groupwide SCORE results
Marcel Klaus has been instrumental in establishing and refining the efficient
structures, clear responsibilities, keen cost-awareness and short
decision-making channels that SWISS can rely on in its Finance Division today.
He has also been responsible for consolidating Swiss WorldCargo?s strategy as
an autonomous business unit and further developing its role and success as a
provider of quality niche cargo transport products.
?In Marcel Klaus we are losing a talented, experienced and highly-valued member
of our top-management team,? adds CEO Harry Hohmeister. ?Our company has a lot
to thank Marcel for. We are very sorry to see him go; and we wish him every
continued success and satisfaction, both professionally and personally, in the
Marcel Klaus will remain SWISS CFO until July. The Board of Directors will
appoint his successor in the next few months.
20130208_Media Release_CFO Marcel Klaus to leave the company.pdf
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Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box, 8058 Zurich Airport
Phone: +41 848 773 773
Fax: +41 44 564 2127
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