Managing Director at Phoenix Reisen GmbH, Bonn
(Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air Berlin PLC from 9 May 2006 to 31 December 2010)
Born on 28 June 1950 in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, and married. After completing secondary school and studies in law and psychology at the Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, he assumed the position of Managing Director at Phoenix Reisen GmbH in 1973. In 1994 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German Fare Insurance Association (Deutscher Reisepreis Sicherungsverein) and in 1998 Vice-President of the German Tourism Association (Deutscher ReiseVerband). He also has accepted appointments to the advisory boards of the insurance company Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Commerzbank and Sparkasse Köln-Bonn. Johannes Zurnieden has been a member of the Board of Directors since 9 May 2006 and was its Chairman until 31 December 2010.