Lufthansa Group announces new Managing Director for South America and the Caribbean

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Lufthansa Group announces new Managing Director for South America and the Caribbean
Source: Lufthansa Group
Tue June 08, 2021
The German firm has appointed Felipe Bonifatti as head of one of the key regions for global growth

Felipe Bonifatti, one of Lufthansa's top executives, has taken over as Managing Director for South America and the Caribbean.

Born in Mar del Plata, Argentine, Bonifatti graduated from the German School and later received his law degree from the National University of Mar del Plata. He has a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Belgrano. 

"Felipe Bonifatti has been a successful sales driver in America for more than 10 years and an experienced leader with nearly three decades of experience on many continents. His blend of business acumen, deep commitment to markets, and global spirit will benefit our customers. customers on this very dynamic continent, ”said Frank Naeve, Lufthansa Group Vice President of Sales Americas.

Felipe Bonifatti's career began in 1992 here, in Argentina, and then continued with his participation in the “Lufthansa International Airline Professional” program and from there to various positions in Latin America, Europe and Africa.

Most recently, he was Director of the Lufthansa Group for Mexico and Central America, and previously led teams in Panama and Colombia.

He has participated in numerous aviation support activities in Latin America. He is currently the President of the APJC Council of IATA in Central America, member of the APJC Council of IATA Mexico, Vice President (3rd) of CANAERO (Association of Air Transport in Mexico) and member of the Board of Directors of CAMEXA / AHK Mexico (Chamber of Mexican-German Trade).

Felipe Bonifatti speaks German, English and Spanish, and will perfect his Portuguese once he moves to Sao Paulo.

He succeeds Tom Maes, who has assumed a senior position at Brussels Airlines and is Director of Revenue Management for the Brussels-based airline, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group.

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