March 4 2019  |  People

Lufthansa Technik Sofia and Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen announce new CEOs

By PAX International

Torsten Raabe (left) and Benjamin Scheidel

Lufthansa Technik announced today two new CEOs for companies within its group.

On January 25, Torsten Raabe became the new CEO of Lufthansa Technik Sofia (LTSF), replacing Daniel Hoffmann, while on March 1, Benjamin Scheidel took over the CEO position at Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen from Detlev Jeske.

Former LTSF CEO Hoffman was appointed Head of Lufthansa Technik Philippines after three years in Sofia. Meanwhile, Jeske joined Lumics GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg, a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and McKinsey & Company.

Raabe began his career at the Lufthansa Technik Group in 1998. After earning his degree in industrial engineering, Raabe served in a number of managerial positions in Frankfurt and Hamburg until 2012.

During that same year, he set up the Sofia-based central material management for the entire Lufthansa Technik Base Maintenance Division. Working as Senior Director for Material Management, he oversaw purchasing and material supplies for facilities in Sofia, Hamburg, Budapest, Malta, Shannon and Puerto Rico.

Scheidel joined the Lufthansa Group in 2003. During his career here, he held a number of management positions at Lufthansa Cargo in Madrid, Frankfurt and Singapore. Scheidel, who holds a business administration degree, joined Lufthansa Technik in 2013. He initially served as Senior Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia & Australia / Pacific and later became a Corporate Key Account Manager. In 2015, he was appointed Senior Director Sales North East Asia.

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