The German air navigation service provider DFS and its staff are mourning the death of their managing director human resources and labour director, Dr. Michael Hann. The 62-year-old passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 13, 2020.
Dr. Hann, who held a doctorate degree in jurisprudence, was responsible for human resources on the DFS Board of Managing Directors. Dr. Hann had been a member of the DFS Board of Managing Directors since 2012 and during this time he contributed to the successful development of the company with great dedication and diligence. Dr. Hann leaves behind his wife and three adult daughters.
“We are very saddened by the news of Michael Hann’s death and extend our deepest sympathy to the family. Dr Hann made a lasting impact on the corporate culture of DFS, not only through his extraordinary professional expertise, but also through his inspiring personality and openness for the needs of our employees,” said Professor Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, CEO and chairman of the DFS Board of Managing Directors. “His passing marks the loss of a valued colleague who earned high acclaim from all for his integrity, extensive experience, professionalism and personal qualities. We will all miss his energy and his humor.”
Dr. Hann joined DFS on September 1, 2012 as managing Director Human Resources and Labour Director. His priorities included establishing and maintaining a trust-based working relationship with the social partners, modernizing human resources at the company and improving the leadership culture. Other core issues included his work on adding more flexibility to the working environment and further enhancing air traffic controller training.
Dr. Hann studied law and economics at the University of Mainz. Prior to joining DFS, he worked for more than 20 years in various functions in the field of human resources and law in the automotive and telecommunication industries. Until Dr. Hann’s position is replaced, Klaus-Dieter Scheurle will temporarily take over his duties.