FRANKFURT—Andreas Bartels has been appointed director and head of media relations at Deutsche Lufthansa, effective 1 January 2007. In this position he will be responsible for the management and coordination of the Lufthansa Group’s press activities worldwide.
Bartels succeeds Thomas Ellerbeck, who has been named senior vice president of corporate communications & government relations at Vodafone D2. Bartels will report to Klaus Walther, senior vice president and head of corporate communications.
Bartels was previously press spokesman at the Niedersächsischer Sparkassen-und Giroverband and subsequently at comdirekt bank. In 2002 he moved to Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, where he worked in corporate communications, most recently as director and head of press and media relations in the private and business clients division.