Peter Gerber is stepping down with immediate effect as CEO of Brussels Airlines, the airline announced on Tuesday. Former CEO Christina Foerster will take over as interim head.
Gerber headed Brussels Airlines, part of Germany’s Lufthansa group, for less than two years (since March 2021). He is leaving the group to start as CEO of German airline Condor on 1 February 2024, Condor announced.
Interim CEO Foerster was already CEO of the airline from 2018 to 2020 and is a member of Lufthansa’s executive board.
“A long-term successor to Peter Gerber will be announced as soon as possible,” Brussels Airlines said in a press release.
In recent years, Brussels Airline has regularly changed its topmost managers. Five years ago, in early 2018, Bernard Gustin was still leading the airline. He was replaced in April 2018 by Foerster, who was succeeded in turn by Dieter Vranckx in early 2021. The Belgian then gave way to Gerber just over a year later.
Vranckx is now CEO of Swiss, another Lufthansa group airline.