From April 2016, Tom Maes has been nominated Senior Sales Director for South America of the Lufthansa Group. He is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be responsible for the commercial area of the group’s airlines. Maes succeeds Gabriel Leupold, which recently took position as Senior Sales Director of the Lufthansa Group in Stockholm, Sweden.
With master’s degree in Marketing and Finances by Frankfurt University and MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management by Iowa University, Tom brings several years of experience in the Lufthansa Group for this new position, he recently led Jens Bischof’s team – Lufthansa Group’s Vice-President of Sales and Commercial Director of Frankfurt distribution center – which he gained considerable experience in sales. Its responsibilities was from to provide guidelines of important projects to facilitate the decision making processes up to secure an efficient flow of information between the board of directors and relevant shareholders.
Before this, Maes has led the business development team in London, United Kingdom and it was Marketing Director of Lufthansa in Belgium and Luxembourg. He also worked in the Product Management in Frankfurt, helping in the conception of concepts of the cabin and quality of the on board entertainment, he gained operational experience being part of Lufthansa’s operational team.
Tom Maes is married and has one daughter.