Prof. Dr. Christoph Brützel

Aviation Consulting



Prof. Dr. christoph brützel

Born 1954, Christoph Brützel studied General Business Administration and Economics at Cologne University and served as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department for General Business Administration and Banking.

After receiving his Doctorate degree (Dr. rer. pol.), in 1984  Dr. Brützel started his business career with Lufthansa German Airlines in the Corporate Controlling department. From 1988 to 1990 he managed the Accounting department of the MRO division of the firm at Hamburg. He then moved to Frankfurt headquarters to become VP Controlling Product Development and Marketing. After a restructuring of the Airline, in 2002 Dr. Brützel was named VP Controlling of the Passenger Airline. In 1994 he was promoted to become SVP for Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa of Lufthansa Passenger Airline.

From October 1994 until 1997 Dr. Brützel was Managing Director of LTU International Airlines in charge of MRO, Accounting and Finance, IT, Procurement, Controlling and Internal Auditing.

In 1998 Dr. Brützel joined A.T. Kearney International Management Consultants as a Principal of the firm‘s European Transportation & Travel Practice and Director Aviation Business. Over 5 years he managed numerous consulting projects for European airlines, airports, MRO providers, other service providers, i.e. in the areas of IT and ground handling, and suppliers.

In 2003 Dr. Brützel decided to run his own consulting business. Since then he has been consulting a wide clientele of companies within the aviation industry including major airlines, regional carriers, airports and air traffic control service providers. His client base includes Lufthansa German Airlines and DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung as well as several other airlines and airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Since 2006 Dr. Brützel had been a guest lecturer, since 2009 he has been a full-time Professor in Aviation Management at the International University of Applied Sciences at Bad Honnef. He teaches courses in Airline Management, Financial Management, Controlling, Project Management, Sales & E-Commerce, Air Navigation Services as well as several Project  Work seminars.

Prof. Dr. Brützel additionally teams up with several international consulting firms on aviation projects. Besides preferred partners  he also supports international law firms, investment banks and private equity companies.

Prof. Dr. Brützel regularly contributes to industry conferences and has published several articles in international Airline Magazines..

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