Oliver Schmitt has a doctorate in physics. After his studies and doctorate, he initially worked as a management consultant before moving to the mobile communications provider Telefonica O2 Germany in Munich in 2003. There Oliver Schmitt held various positions in product development, marketing and sales. As Vice President Online at Telefonica O2 Germany, the 48-year-old was responsible for the areas of e-commerce, online sales and analytical pricing as well as digital marketing and affiliate marketing. Since January 2017, Oliver Schmitt has been responsible for all sales and distribution activities of Eurowings as Vice President Sales. Since 2018 he has also been responsible for the implementation of the digital strategy as Managing Director of Eurowings Digital. 

Oliver Schmitt is married and has two children. He will be continuing his work as Managing Director of Eurowings Digital in a dual role going forward.