Anke Giesen and Michael Müller Appointed to Fraport’s Executive Board
FRANKFURT, Germany, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
The supervisory board of Fraport AG today appointed Michael Mueller, age 54, as the
company’s new executive board member for labor relations. He succeeds Herbert Mai who has
reached retirement age and ends his contract on September 30, 2012. Mueller will have
board responsibility for Human Resources, the Airport Security Management strategic
business unit as well as the Central Purchasing unit. The supervisory board has also
appointed Anke Giesen to the Fraport executive board as a new fifth member. The 48-year
old Giesen will be responsible for the Retail and Properties and the Ground Services
strategic business units. In addition, she will oversee management development activities
for the Group.
Commenting on the selection of the new executive board members, Fraport AG’s
supervisory board chairman Karlheinz Weimar said: “Over the years, Fraport AG has
continuously expanded its business activities – from classic flight operations to ground
handling services to retail and real estate. We will continue growing our very successful
international business, which now accounts for about one third of our Group operating
result (EBITDA).” Because of the market opportunities and the numerous challenges facing
Fraport, it is necessary to increase the executive board to five members.
“I am pleased that, with Anke Giesen and Michael Mueller, we have won two outstanding
management personalities who offer excellent expertise and wide-ranging experience. Ms.
Giesen’s career spans key personnel areas and includes a strong strategic business
orientation – serving with the management team of Pfleiderer for the new reorientation of
its West European business segment as well as the integration of new plants in Canada and
the U.S.A.; and currently as executive board member of Douglas Holding in the retail and
real estate sector. Mr. Mueller – as a Fraport insider – knows the company inside out and
from top to bottom. Mueller’s roots are in our region and he possesses tremendous
experience in cooperating with works councils and unions,” said Weimar.
Anke Giesen has extensive management experience. After obtaining a degree in law, she
started her career as a specialist in human resources and management personnel at
Mannesmann Dematic AG. In 2001, she transferred to Pfleiderer AG where she held several
management positions. From 2004, she served as the Group’s head of human resources and as
member of the management board for Pfleiderer’s Business Center Western Europe. In 2009,
she joined Douglas Holding AG as member of the executive board.
A graduate economist, Michael Mueller joined the Frankurt Airport operating company in
1984. He held various management positions in human resources and became head of the Human
Resources central unit in 1997. Since 2009, he has been executive vice president of
Fraport AG’s Ground Services strategic business unit.
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