June 4 2020  |  People

Jochen Müller to leave LSG Group Board

By Rick Lundstrom

Jochen Müller, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the LSG Group, announced during today’s LSG Supervisory Board meeting that he will resign from his position on the Executive Board, effective June 30.

LSG Group announced that Müller plans to go into early retirement. The decision was made in mutual agreement with his two colleagues, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Erdmann Rauer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Dr. Kristin Neumann, and parent company Lufthansa.

"It was a difficult decision for me because the LSG family has grown very close to my heart,” said Müller. “The dramatic effects of the corona crisis will significantly change our company in the coming years. This will require management with long-term prospects. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the company that I resign from my office at this time and go into early retirement. I am confident that Erdmann Rauer and Kristin Neumann will prepare the LSG Group for the future in the best possible way.”

Müller joined LSG Holding in June 2003 as Chief Operating Officer for the then Europe/Middle East/Africa region, and has been a member of the Executive Board of LSG Holding AG since March 2005. In his function as Chief Operating Officer, he had responsibility for more than 200 operations in five regions worldwide. Under his leadership, the performance of catering operations significantly improved. Müller is also responsible for the global IT, OVC, infrastructure and security processes.

After Müller’s departure, the LSG Executive Board will streamline the organizational structure of the LSG Group to the current market changes. As a result, the LSG Executive Board will be reduced from three to two members as of July, with CEO Erdmann Rauer and CFO Dr. Kristin Neumann taking on more responsibilities.

“Given the current market situation, we have to rethink our entire organizational setup and adapt to it,” explained Rauer.

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