Saeys-Desmedt brings many years of airline management experience and expertise in different African markets into his new position. He started his career at Sabena in 1986, when he joined as cargo operations agent. In 1990 he was appointed general manager for Uganda, as he began gaining expertise in Africa. Later on, under Brussels Airlines, he became responsible for sales and ground operations as general manager for Eastern Africa, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Starting November 01, Saeys-Desmedt and his team will become responsible for the sales and commercial activities of the entire Lufthansa Group in 24 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.