Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed Simone Menne, who has worked forthe carrier since 1989, to succeed Stephan Gemkow, making her thesole female chief financial officer in the DAX index of the 30largest German companies.

Menne, currently CFO at the company's former BMI unit, willassume her new role on July 1, Cologne, Germany-based Lufthansasaid yesterday in an e-mailed statement. She will also beLufthansa's first female board member, spokesman Christoph Meiersaid yesterday by telephone.

“In Simone Menne we are appointing to the board an experiencedLufthansa manager who knows the company and the industry verywell,” said Chairman Juergen Weber.

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