Dr Kerstin Böcker appointed new Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director at DFS, the German air navigation service provider

Dr Kerstin Böcker (56) will become the new Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), in Langen, Germany on 15 August 2020. She succeeds Dr Michael Hann, who tragically passed away on 13 February 2020, in this function.

25.06.2020.- Dr Kerstin Böcker has 25 years of experience in human resources and was most recently a member of the executive board of thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH in Heilbronn, Germany. From 2014, she was responsible there for human resources, occupational health & safety, environment & energy, information security and data protection as chief human resources officer and labour director. Prior to this, from 2007 to 2014, she worked in various management functions in the human resources division of thyssenkrupp AG. Before joining the thyssenkrupp Group, Dr Böcker held various management positions in human resources, including at Infineon Technologies AG in Munich, DaimlerChrysler Services AG in Berlin, and Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation in the United States of America. After completing her studies at the University of Bayreuth in law and business administration and gaining a doctorate degree in jurisprudence, she began her professional career in human resources at Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG in Munich in 1994.

Dr Tamara Zieschang, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, said: "I am delighted that Dr Böcker will strengthen the DFS Executive Board with her expertise as Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director. She has extensive and wide-ranging experience in the field of human resources and will make an important contribution to strengthening the entire DFS team and enhancing how we work together. I wish Dr Böcker every success in her new job."

"In Dr Böcker, DFS has gained an excellent successor for the position of Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director. In view of the changing requirements faced by our employees – as regards regulation, digitalisation and modernisation – one of our core tasks will be to promote the establishment of agile forms of work within the company, to expand our digital skills and to accompany the necessary cultural change within the Group. Dr Böcker brings exactly the competences we need for the development of the Group. On behalf of the Executive Board and the entire staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Böcker at DFS," said Prof Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, CEO of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH.

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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 31 December 2019. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,200 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, more than three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as control towers at the 16 designated international airports in Germany. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH markets and sells products and services related to air navigation services, and provides air traffic control at nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport in the UK. DFS has been working on the integration of drones into air traffic since 2016 and has set up a joint venture, Droniq GmbH, with Deutsche Telekom. www.dfs.de