Julia Kranenberg appointed future member of Fraport AG’s Board of Directors for HR


Julia Kranenberg will join the Fraport AG Board of Directors as the new Board Member responsible for Human Resources (HR) and as Executive Director Labor Relations. She will succeed Michael Müller, who is due to retire due to age on September 30, 2022.

Kranenberg joined Essen-based energy company RWE in 2007, where she held various human resources management positions. After RWE split its operations into separate companies, she joined Innogy SE in 2016. As Head of Human Resources Development and Senior Management for the entire Innogy Group, she was responsible for the development of the 40,000 employees and managers – including human resource management for senior executives.

Following the subsequent acquisition of Innogy by the E.ON Group, Kranenberg played a key role from April 2018 in integrating the HR activities of the two companies. In March 2020, she joined Avacon AG to take on executive responsibilities for HR, as well as purchasing, property and environmental safety.

Michael Boddenberg, Chairman of Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board and Minister of Finance of Hesse, stressed that he was very satisfied with the selection of leaders. “We met many high caliber business leaders, but ultimately Julia Kranenberg stood out with her diverse background gained at a large infrastructure company, where she supported a range of transformation processes. I was also impressed by his direct professional and human approach.

Boddenberg also praised the services of the outgoing Executive Director of Labor Relations: “With the departure of Michael Müller, Fraport AG loses an exceptional leader who, with his almost 40 years of airport experience, has played a key role in the success of Fraport AG. today. In particular, safeguarding the interests of employees – both in times of prosperity and during the crisis years of the aviation industry – has always been an issue close to his heart. I would like to thank Mr. Müller for his outstanding work, dedication and cooperation and wish him all the best and God’s blessings for the future.

Müller joined Fraport’s Board of Directors in October 2012. Since then, he has been responsible for the Board of Directors for Ground Services, Human Resources and Internal Audit. In 1984, Müller joined FAG, as Frankfurt Airport’s operating company was previously called. From 1993, he held various management positions in human resources. A graduate in economics, Müller was appointed Head of Human Resources in 1997. In 2009 he was appointed Head of Ground Services at Fraport AG.


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