Oliver Wagner was born in Karlsruhe on September 10, 1965. He has been a Member of the Executive Boards of Eurowings GmbH and Eurowings Aviation GmbH since November 2015. As Chief Commercial Officer, he is responsible for the following areas: Network & Fleet, Revenue Management & Pricing, Sales, Distribution & Digitalization, Customer Experience & Product, and Marketing & Customer Relations.
After finishing his military service, Oliver Wagner studied Engineering Management at the Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe from 1986 to 1992. After graduating, he began his career as a consultant for Ernst & Young in Stuttgart. In 1995, he joined Deutsche Lufthansa AG as an assistant to the Executive Board for the strategic development of the group.
As Head of Program Development and Airline Partners for the Miles & More division, he immersed himself in the topics of the frequent flyer program beginning in 1999, later heading the entire Miles & More division from October 2000 to October 2004. Among other things, he and his team developed the milesandmore.com website and the HON Circle program, and also integrated Austrian Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines into the frequent flyer program.
From 2004 to 2009, Oliver Wagner was responsible for the Ground Product and Processes department for the Frankfurt location of the Lufthansa Passage airlines. In this position, he introduced web check-in and the airline industry’s first mobile check-in, among other things.
In 2009, Wagner took over the leadership of the Direct Services division, which is responsible for all Lufthansa flights that do not fly through the hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. In this role, he supervised over 1,800 employees and was responsible for a fleet of 65 short-haul and 3 long-haul aircraft, generating sales of 1.2 billion euros.
In November 2011, Oliver Wagner was appointed to the Executive Board of Germanwings GmbH. He is responsible for the areas Flight Operations, Ground Services, Network Planning and Airport Relations, and has contributed significantly to the successful transfer of the decentralized Lufthansa connections into the Germanwings route network and successfully established the “new Germanwings” on the market.