Dr-Ing. E.h. Hartmut Mehdorn
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Born on 31 July 1942 in Warsaw and married with three children. After studying mechanical engineering in Berlin (graduate engineer), Hartmut Mehdorn began his career in the development section of Focke-Wulf. From 1966 to 1978 he worked for VFW, his last position being that of production head at MBB. From 1979 – 1984 he was a member of the management of Airbus Industrie S.A. in Toulouse. Between 1984 and 1989 Hartmut Mehdorn was head of the MBB Transport- und Verkehrsflugzeuge Group and from 1985 was also a member of the MBB management team in Munich. From 1989 to 1992 Hartmut Mehdorn was Chairman of Deutsche Airbus GmbH in Hamburg and, from 1992 – 1995, he was a member of the board of Deutsche Aerospace AG. Mr. Mehdorn also served as Chairman of the board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG from 1997 to 1999, and, from 1998 to 1999, was also a member of the board of RWE AG. From December 1999 to April 2009 Hartmut Mehdorn has been CEO and Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bahn AG. Dr-Ing. E.h. Hartmut Mehdorn has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1 July 2009. On 1 September 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Berlin PLC.