Dieter Vranckx

CEO, Swiss (Swiss International Air Lines)

Dieter Vranckx, a dual Swiss-Belgian citizen, has been CEO of SWISS since 2021. He has achieved the turnaround of SWISS and will further refine and develop the business model and the sustainability strategy due to changed market structures.
He has worked for SWISS and the Lufthansa Group in various management positions for about 25 years, in Europe as well as in Asia and America.
His degree in industrial engineering in 1997 was followed by an MBA from the Solvay Business School Brussels, later a General Management Program at the London Business School and an Advanced Management Program at the IMD Business School Lausanne.
Dieter Vranckx is a member of various boards of directors. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Edelweiss Air AG, a member of the Board of the Swiss-US and German-Swiss Chambers of Commerce and a member of the Steering Committee of the Europa Forum.



Cooperation should enable energy supply security and climate protection

80 percent of SEF participants want to approve the climate protection law in the referendum in ten days' time, as a poll on the SEF app showed. Dieter Vranckx, CEO of Swiss International Air Lines, Antje Kanngiesser, CEO Alpiq Holding AG, Joël Mesot, President of ETH Zurich, and Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, were very pleased with this result during the discussion on «Switzerland's energy future». «We need support from all sides and many small steps to achieve our climate goals,» said Vranckx, who with Swiss is pursuing a sustainability plan with the three elements of new aircraft, synthetic fuels and new technologies to be climate neutral by 2050. Cooperation is absolutely crucial in the fight against climate change and for energy security, all panelists agreed. To this end, Vetterli has built up a «Coalition of the Willing» at EPFL, consisting of researchers, politicians, philanthropists and business representatives. It is also necessary to work together with other countries. «We need an energy agreement with the EU. We will not get around that,» Mesot clearly emphasised.

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