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, 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.

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”, “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. Anke Giesen is a German citizen. 

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” and “Internal Auditing”.

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.  

Since June, 15th 2022, Michael Müller holds the position of Chairman of the Board of the FrankfurtRhineMain Business Initiative. Michael Müller 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. He was also appointed as deputy chairman of the ACCF board. 

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.