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Swiss International Air Lines Elects Remco Steenbergen to Board of Directors

Lufthansa Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Remco Steenbergen has been named to SWISS’s Board of Directors. Mr. Steenbergen succeeds Detlef Kayser, who has relinquished his seat on the SWISS Board.


Swiss International Air Lines' Newest Board Member, Remco Steenbergen, Elected July 15, 2021 - Courtesy SWISS

On Thursday (July 15, 2021), Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced the election of Remco Steenbergen, Chief Financial Officer of the Lufthansa Group, to the SWISS Board. Mr. Steenbergen, who has been a member of the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Board and Chief Financial Officer of the Group since the beginning of this year, succeeds Detlef Kayser, who has relinquished his SWISS Board seat. The company’s Board now includes Reto Francioni (Chairman), Christina Foerster, Doris Russi Schurter, André Blattmann and Remco Steenbergen.


In today’s announcement, SWISS’s Board Chairman, Reto Francioni, said,


“I would like to thank Detlef Kayser for all his energies and endeavours on our company’s behalf in these difficult times. I have greatly appreciated our extremely constructive, knowledgeable and committed collaborations, and I wish him all the best for the future. Remco Steenbergen is widely recognized and respected for his professionalism, his expertise and his knowledge of global markets. He will be a great asset to our company, not least as a strong advocate of our strategic alignment and thrust.”


Prior to joining the Lufthansa Group, Remco Steenbergen served as the Group Chief Financial Officer for the chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut AG. He has also held various positions at the Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips, eventually becoming the company’s EVP and Chief Financial Officer – HealthTech Businesses, Innovation and Group functions. Mr. Steenbergen began his professional career with KPMG, serving in Amsterdam, London and Taipei. He is a native of the Netherlands and is the married father of three children.



Source: Swiss International Air Lines