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George Ettiyil Appointed As Senior Director Sales South Asia For Lufthansa Group Airlines

Effective February 2019, George Ettiyil will be responsible for overseeing all commercial activities for Lufthansa Group Airlines business in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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George Ettiyil began his professional career with Lufthansa Group in 1996 as a Management Trainee in India and worked over 13 years across Lufthansa offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai in cross-functional managerial roles. He moved to Frankfurt in 2009 and held key management positions in account management, controlling and sales within the Lufthansa Group there. Prior to his assignment as Senior Director Sales South Asia, he was Head of Global Sales Product & Programs for the Hub Airlines at the Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt.

Alain Chisari, Vice President Sales Lufthansa Group Airlines Asia Pacific said: “We are pleased to have George Ettiyil on board in India. His experience within different departments of the Lufthansa Group, combined with his know-how of the local business and culture are a valuable asset for our Group in Asia Pacific. I am convinced that he will play a relevant role in driving our company’s success in South Asia.“

George has a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the Indo German Chambers of Commerce. 

Senior Director Wolfgang Will who was in the position previously will leave India after five years. He will bring his expertise to Lufthansa headquarter in Frankfurt and be taking over the responsibility for a strategically important project in the B2B sales department. 

Lufthansa Group and its carriers Lufthansa and SWISS currently offer 58 flights from four Indian gateways, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru and Colombo (Sri Lanka), connecting to 343 destinations in more than 100 countries via its European hubs of Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. 




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