Executive Board

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 heads the Fraport Group and is responsible for the International Activities & Services business segment. Organizational units reporting directly to him include Global Investments and Management; Airport Expansion South; Corporate Development and Sustainability; and Corporate Communications.

Dr. Schulte joined Fraport in 2003, initially as CFO, with responsibility for commercial operations, IT services and affiliated companies. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of Fraport AG in April 2007, assuming responsibility for Traffic and Terminal Management; Airport Expansion; Security, Real Estate and Facility Management; and Legal Affairs. Dr. Schulte has been Chairman of the Executive Board since September 2009.

Dr. Schulte was a Member of the Executive Board and Director of Labor Relations at Cologne-based DEUTZ AG between 2001 and 2003, where he was responsible for commercial activities, human resources and legal affairs.

From 1996 to 2000, he first worked as Divisional Director Controlling and Interconnection at Mannesmann Arcor in Eschborn, moving on to become Chief Financial Officer at Milan-based Infostrada S.p.A., which at the time was the Italian landline subsidiary of the Mannesmann/Vodafone Group. A banker by training, Dr. Schulte followed his degree with a doctorate (“Dr. rer. pol.”) at the University of Cologne. He began his career in 1991 in Deutsche Bank’s group development department.

Dr. Schulte chairs the audit committee of Airports Council International (ACI) World, the global federation of airport operators, and sits on the board of ACI Europe, the European trade body for airports. On 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 mandates with institutions in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Region and beyond. Dr. Schulte was born in Wuppertal and is a German citizen.

Anke Giesen has been a member of the Fraport Executive Board since 2013. Initially, her board responsibilities included the “Retail and Real Estate Management”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 Management”, as well as for the “HR Top Executives” and the “Legal Affairs and Compliance” central units.

From October 2019, she assumed board responsibility for the then newly established “Digitalization, Innovation and Transformation” central unit, until the tasks of this unit were integrated into the “Corporate Development, Environment and Sustainability” central unit in January 2021. The “HR Top Executives” unit was also part of her responsibility until November 2022.

In her current function as Executive Director Retail and Real Estate, her board responsibility covers the “Retail and Real Estate Management” unit, as well as the units “Information and Telecommunication”, "Legal Affairs and Compliance" and “Internal Auditing”.

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. Anke Giesen is a German citizen.

Julia Kranenberg has been a member of the Executive Board and Executive Director Labor Relations since November 2022.

She has board responsibility for the “Ground Services” and “Human Resources” units as well as for the following staff departments directly reporting to her: “HR Top Executives”, “Diversity, Inclusion, Disability Support”, “Occupational Health and Safety”, “Occupational Medicine” and “Medical Services”.

Ms. Kranenberg began her career as an attorney and law specialist in various roles for WestLB AG.

She joined Essen-based energy company RWE in 2007, where she held various HR management positions. After RWE split its operations into separate companies, she joined Innogy SE in 2016. Serving as the head of HR Development and Top Executive Management for the entire Innogy Group, she was responsible for the development of the 40,000 employees and managers – including HR management for senior executives. Following the subsequent acquisition of Innogy by the E.ON Group, Kranenberg played a key role from April 2018 onward in integrating the HR activities of both companies. In March 2020, she moved to Avacon AG to assume executive responsibilities for HR, along with purchasing, property and environmental safety.

Ms. Kranenberg is a German citizen.

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 “Aviation” 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.

In January 2021,  Dr. Pierre Dominique Prümm 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.  

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. Pierre Dominique Prümm is a German citizen.  

Prof. 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 “Integrated Facility Management“ service unit, as well as the following central units: "Finance and Investor Relations", "Investment and Project Controlling", "Cost and Profitability Management", "Accounting" and “Central Purchasing, Construction Contracts”.

From 2001 to 2007, Prof. 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.

Prof. 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. 

Prof. Dr. Zieschang serves as chairman of the Exchange Council of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Dr. Zieschang is a German citizen.