Virtually every aspect of life has changed due to the spread of COVID-19. Perhaps one of the hardest hit industries is travel. Global stay-at-home orders and travel bans have drastically cut domestic and international travel. As some areas of the world begin to reopen, airlines and hotels begin to set in place new precautions to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. When will it be safe to travel again? What will the travel industry look like in a post-pandemic world?
Join us on Monday, August 10 at 10:00 am ET for a special online discussion with Frank Naeve, Vice President of Sales for the Americas for Lufthansa, on what COVID-19 means for the airline industry today and in the future.
Frank Naeve serves as the Vice President of Sales of the Americas for Lufthansa. His professional career commenced in 1987 in the air and sea freight division of the Schenker Company and two years later in 1989, he joined Lufthansa’s cargo division.
His career with Lufthansa has been a varied and exciting one. He attended Lufthansa’s International Airline Professional Program, a training initiative designed to prepare young executives for future managerial responsibilities, and following a stint in passenger sales, he moved to Singapore as Lufthansa Cargo’s Regional Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia and Australia.
In 1997, he moved to the pricing department at Lufthansa Cargo’s Frankfurt-based headquarters and took over as Departmental Manager a year later. Soon after, he was appointed Manager Career Opportunities, Development and Recruitment at Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Mr. Naeve moved to Shanghai in November 2001 as General Manager Sales Greater China, and four years later returned to Frankfurt as Vice President Margin Management. In 2011, he rose to the position of General Manager of Jade Cargo International, a Chinese joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo, and in 2014 became Vice President, Digitization of Lufthansa Cargo.
He was appointed Vice President Asia-Pacific in 2015, and two years later was named Vice President Region South & Southeast Asia and Vice President Region Northern Asia. And, on May 1st, 2019, he was appointed Lufthansa Group Vice President of Sales for the Americas, responsible for sales of the group’s carriers in North & South America out of the group’s New York regional headquarters.