The Executive Board of Fraport AG manages Frankfurt Airport's strategic and operative business and is also responsible for Fraport's national and international subsidiaries.
Dr. Stefan Schulte is Chairman of the Executive Board of Fraport AG. He is the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Fraport Group, which features the business segment International Activities & Services.
Organizational units reporting directly to him include: "Global Investments and Management", "Airport Expansion South", "Corporate Development, Environment and Sustainability" and "Corporate Communications".
Dr. Schulte has served on the Fraport board since 2003. As executive board member for finance (chief financial officer) he was initially responsible for controlling and finance, IT services, and acquisitions and investments. In April 2007, Dr. Schulte was appointed vice-chairman of Fraport's executive board, responsible for the organizational units Traffic and Terminal Management, Airport Expansion; Security, Real Estate and Facility Management; as well as Legal Affairs. Dr. Schulte has been chairman of the executive board since September 2009.
From 2001 to 2003 Dr. Schulte served as director labor relations and chief financial officer on the executive board of Cologne-based Deutz AG, where he was responsible for finance and human resources. A banker by training, Dr. Schulte studied for a doctorate degree and earned his "Dr. rer. pol" from the University of Cologne in 1991. He began his professional career at Deutsche Bank's group development department. From 1996 to 2000 Dr. Schulte initially worked for Mannesmann Arcor in Eschborn near Frankfurt in the position of divisional director. Later he served as a board member for finance (chief financial officer) at Infostrada S.p.A., the Mannesmann/Vodafone group's Italian fixed-network subsidiary based in Milan.
Dr. Schulte is the chair of the audit committee of Airports Council International/ACI World, the global federation of airport operators, as well as a member of the board of ACI Europe, the European trade body for airports. From July 1, 2018, Dr. Stefan Schulte took up the position of President of the German Airports Association (ADV).
He is also a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Post AG and holds various offices with institutions in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region and beyond.
Anke Giesen has been a member of the Fraport Executive Board since 2013. Initially, her board responsibilities included the “Retail and Real Estate” unit, as well as the “Ground Services” and “HR Top Executives” units. From October 2014 until June 2019, she served as Executive Director Operations (COO). In this role, she had board responsibility for the units “Airside and Terminal Management, Corporate Safety and Security” and “Retail and Real Estate”, as well as for the “HR Top Executives” and the “Legal Affairs and Compliance” central units.
In her current function as Executive Director Retail and Real Estate, her board responsibility covers the “Retail and Properties” unit, as well as the units “Information and Telecommunication”, “Digitalization, Innovation and Transformation”, “HR Top Executives” and "Legal Affairs and Compliance".
After obtaining a degree in law, she started her career in 1992 in the mechanical and electrical engineering sector, becoming a specialist in human resources and management personnel at Mannesmann Dematic AG. In 2001, she transferred to Pfleiderer AG, an international manufacturer of engineered wood, where she held several management positions. From 2004, she served as the group’s head of human resources and as a member of the management board for Pfleiderer’s Business Center Western Europe.
In 2009, she joined Douglas Holding AG, an international retailing group, as a member of the executive board and the group’s director for labor relations. In that position, she was responsible for the areas of human resources and legal affairs as well as for the group’s insurance management and procurement divisions.
Michael Müller is am Member of the Executive Board of Fraport AG und Executive Director Labour Relations.
He has board responsibility for the Ground Services unit as well as the units “Human Resources”, “Internal Auditing” and “Cargo Infrastructure and Development”.
After graduating from university with a degree in Economics, Mr. Müller joined the Frankfurt Airport operating company in 1984. Initially, he worked in a staff function reporting to the company’s executive board member responsible for labour relations. Since 1993, Mr. Müller has worked in a variety of management functions in the Human Resources department and was appointed Senior Vice President for Human Resources in 1997. In 2009, he took charge of Fraport AG’s Ground Services unit.
Since 1999, Mr. Müller has been engaged in Frankfurt Airport’s “Pro Region” foundation, which was set up with the aim of improving the training and employment prospects of local teenagers and young adults. He served as the foundation’s board chairman, prior to becoming chairman of the foundation’s advisory board in October 2012. Mr. Müller is rotating chairman of the state of Hesse’s Government Committee for Vocational Training and has been serving as a lay judge at the Hesse State Labour Court in Frankfurt since 2007.
In May 2019, Michael Müller was elected to the executive board of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt e. V. (ACCF) to serve as Fraport’s representative in this industry association. He was also appointed as deputy chairman of the ACCF board.
Vorstand Aviation und Infrastruktur
Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm has been a member of the Fraport Executive Board since July 1, 2019 and serves as Executive Director Aviation and Infrastructure.
Two of Fraport AG’s organizational units directly report to him: the “Airside and Terminal Management, Corporate Safety and Security” strategic business unit and the “Corporate Infrastructure Management” service unit.
Dr. Prümm has held several managerial positions at Fraport since 2006. From 2006 until 2009, he headed the former “Corporate Strategy” division. After that, he served as SVP “Corporate Development” until 2012.
From 2012 to March 2018, Dr. Prümm was Senior Executive Vice President for the “Airside and Terminal Management, Corporate Safety and Security” unit. He was appointed as Fraport AG’s General Manager Aviation in April 2018.
Before joining Fraport AG, Dr. Prümm worked at Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH, where he headed the “Strategic Corporate Development, Controlling and Investment Controlling” department. Prior to this, he held the function of Vice President Corporate Strategy at Amadeus Germany GmbH (2001-2004). From 1998 until 2000, he headed the Public Management division of Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.
Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm gained a Doctorate in Economics (April 2005) from the Technische Universität Berlin. He also holds university degrees in business administration and political science.
Dr. Matthias Zieschang has been a member of the Fraport Executive Board since 2007 and serves as Executive Director Controlling and Finance (CFO).
He is responsible for the following organizational units: “Integrated Facility Management“ as well as the units "Controlling", "Finance and Investor Relations" and "Accounting".
From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Zieschang was Executive Board Member for finance and controlling at Deutsche Bahn Netz AG.
After graduating from university in national economics and business administration, Zieschang started his career as an assistant lecturer at the Technical University of Darmstadt, specializing in macro-economics (economic theory), where he earned his doctorate.
Dr. Zieschang later worked as a specialist for capital market financing at BASF AG. In 1994, he joined Deutsche Bahn AG, where he served as the department head of financial strategy and planning. In 1997 he took over the project and investment financing department - also in the position of department head - and concurrently served in the position of managing director of Deutsche Bahn Projekt Finanzierungs GmbH. From 1999 to 2001, Dr. Zieschang held the executive board position for finance, controlling and information technology (IT) at Scandlines AG, one of the largest shipping lines in the Baltic Sea region.