Dr. Wissel (38) joins VistaJet from Lufthansa German Airlines where he spent over seven years. At Lufthansa, he headed various projects in the Middle East and Europe, was manager in the strategy department of the current CEO and developed, in that position, Lufthansa Private Jet as a new product. After a successful ramp-up phase, Dr. Wissel was appointed as Global Head of Lufthansa Private Jet with direct report to the airline board. In this position he had the overall responsibility for strategy, product, services, structures and processes, operations, marketing and sales management and also quality and profitability.

Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet said, “I am delighted that Gerald is joining VistaJet. He has an excellent reputation in the business jet industry and he comes to VistaJet at a very exciting time in our development. With 22 aircraft in service, we will shortly take delivery of the first of our new aircraft following our recent $1.2 billion order with Bombardier. The new fleet will enable us to position VistaJet as the pre-eminent business jet operator and the epitome of luxury in the sky.”

Dr. Gerald Wissel, Global Head of Charter Business at VistaJet said, “It is a great pleasure for me to join one of the largest Private Jet companies in Europe. During my time at Lufthansa I got to know about VistaJet that they have all chances for industry leadership and continuous growth because of their quality and standards, their consequent customer orientation, their international diversification, their homogenous fast growing and young fleet and their dedicated aircrafts for ad-hoc charter.”

About Dr. Gerald Wissel

He achieved his MBA at International University of Management in Goettingen and wrote his doctoral thesis about innovation and knowledge management in international companies. He managed among others a student project in Moscow about “Prospects of commercial and economic cooperation between the former Soviet republics and Western Europe”, completed an internship at Hewlett-Packard, was assistant to the managing director of an IT company, was junior consultant for strategy and organization at UNICconsult and was for more than four years managing director of Forum for Science and Technology in Goettingen before he joined Lufthansa.