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, Environment 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.