Lufthansa chairman and CEO Christoph Franz is planning to leave by May 2014 to take up a new position as chairman of Swiss healthcare firm Roche, where he is a board member. Franz, who is committed to Lufthansa until May 31, 2014 under his current contract, has told Lufthansa chairman Wolfgang Mayrhuber that he will not be seeking a further term. Franz has been Lufthansa chairman and CEO since Jan. 1, 2011. “After a total of nearly 15 years in the Lufthansa Group, this was not an ...

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