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Luxembourg, 4 November 2014 – Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced that the company’s Board of Directors approved the appointment of Niek van der Weide as its new Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, effective 1 November 2014. Mr. van der Weide, who fills the vacant position of Robert van de Weg, is also a member of Cargolux’s Executive Committee.
Niek van der Weide brings over 30 years of valuable experience in the aviation industry to his new role at Cargolux. Since 1972, he has worked for Martinair Holland, Lan Chile Cargo, European Cargo Services. His most recent position was Vice President Cargo Sales at Qatar Airways Cargo, where he was responsible for commercial activities and sales.

“We are pleased to welcome Niek at Cargolux and to our executive management team,” says Dirk Reich, Cargolux President & CEO. “He not only brings to us extensive knowledge of the air cargo industry, but also has an excellent reputation in the industry. We look forward to introducing Niek to our worldwide partners and customer, who will benefit from his fresh approach to the Cargolux way of delivering quality services.”

Niek van der Weide was born in Amsterdam in 1954, is married and has a son.


Henning zur Hausen leaves Cargolux
Luxembourg, 4 November 2014 – Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced that Henning zur Hausen, the company’s SVP HR, Legal Affairs & Compliance will leave the airline. Mr. zur Hausen decided to pursue an interesting career opportunity outside of Europe.

Emese Bekessy, Director Legal Department, will be promoted to Vice President and will take over Mr. zur Hausen’s responsibilities ad interim with immediate effect.

“I thank Henning zur Hausen for his invaluable support and dedication to Cargolux during the years he spent here,” says Dirk Reich, President & CEO. “He was instrumental in helping to steer the company through difficult times and strengthen the organization. I regret to see him go but I respect his wish to follow a career path outside of Cargolux. The Executive Committee and myself wish Henning zur Hausen all the best for his future.”

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