A former senior aviation executive with over 35 years of demonstrated results in the aviation industry, a Lufthansa Executive and Training Captain for 20 years, Tilmann Gabriel is one of the few Interim Executives and Consultants in the world, who has earned a reputation for driving business success, profit, and market share in aviation and the related industries. He is regarded as a curator of sustained growth for leading airlines, as well as start-ups, business jet and helicopter operations and aircraft and parts manufacturers. He has created dramatic results for clients such as Cargolux, CHC, Safi Airways and Qatar Airways, and was most recently appointed Director of the renowned Air Transport Management Masters Degree programs of the London City University.
A global interim executive and board member with leadership experience in European, American, Middle Eastern, and African markets, Gabriel reinforces a safety culture environment while cultivating leadership, integrity and individual responsibility, with years of experience as Airline Accountable/ Postholder. With his extensive global aviation expertise, Gabriel is familiar with complex cultural, political, and bureau-cratic challenges, and utilizes his expan-sive intercultural and international business acumen to team-build, reach consensus and create world-class allian-ces.
In addition, Gabriel specializes in iden-tifying new markets in the travel industry and establishing competitive positioning within those markets, designing and implementing individualized, innovative strategies that increase margins and EBITDA while minimizing risks and safety hazards. Continual improvement of cross-functional processes and procedures are central to his concept.
An avid speaker at international aviation, marketing and safety conferences, and columnist for several magazines, Gabriel is considered the thought leader in his field and is writing and researching about the future opportunities in air transport and travel systems.
Anita Gabriel, born in Chicago, is a former Lufthansa Cabin Service Director and recruitment manager. She holds a Master's degree in German and the CELTA certification from the University of Cambridge. Gabriel taught English as a second language at Abu Dhabi University and German at Portland State University. She studied Intercultural Communica-tions at the Intercultural Communica-tion Institute in Portland, Oregon. She has designed and instructed intercultural commu-nication courses in Germany, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The experience Gabriel gained from living, working and teaching in many different cultural environments is the foundation of her lively interactive workshops and presentations.
In today's business world, cross cultural communication is an integral element of successful global transactions. Gabriel's network of associated intercultural communication experts spans several continents. Gabriel's services inclu-de recruitment solutions and assessment conceptualization for cabin crew and preparation workshops for assignments in unfamiliar cultural environments.