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AirPlus strengthens customer focus with new COO Erik Mosch and new Global Head of Sales Fred Baup

Neu-Isenburg, June 7 2021

Erik Mosch is new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and responsible for Customer Service & Business Operations – Former Head of EMEA Fred Baup is new Global Head of Sales

Corporate payment specialist AirPlus International is expanding its customer expertise and has appointed two new executives for sales and customer service.

Erik Mosch is responsible for Customer Service & Business Operations as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will also gradually take on the role of chairing the boards of the subsidiaries. As Chief Representative, he is also part of the extended AirPlus management team and is also responsible for Sourcing and Internal Audit. 51-year-old Mosch brings a very broad range of experience and knows both the product and market side as well as the finance and service areas. Between 2013 and 2018, Mosch was CEO of Lufthansa InTouch in Berlin with its seven international subsidiaries. He was responsible there for the global customer service of Lufthansa Group Airlines. Subsequently, he was Head of Product Management at Austrian Airlines and held revenue responsibility for all "Ancillary Services" of Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines. The graduate economist and Master in Management held various senior leadership positions within the Lufthansa Group for around 20 years, was Director Commercial & Legal at Aerologic GmbH (joint venture of Lufthansa Cargo and Deutsche Post DHL) and previously held various positions at Dresdner Bank (now Commerzbank). The position of COO was newly created.

In addition, AirPlus has appointed Fred Baup as the new Global Head of Sales for AirPlus. The 49-year-old was previously Head of EMEA, responsible for sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he also advanced AirPlus’ Partner Management. He joined AirPlus in November 2019 from Discover Bank, where he held several leadership positions in the Bank Global Network division over a period of nine years. Prior to this, he headed up a global portfolio of corporate banking clients at payment processor TSYS International for three years and was responsible for the Retail and Transportation Vertical Sales & Account Management Team at RBS Worldpay for five years. Fred Baup reports to CEO Oliver Wagner and succeeds Jon Fox, who will leave AirPlus to take on a new challenge.

AirPlus further develops customer orientation

With these two appointments, AirPlus is strengthening sales and customer service to better advise, support and serve its customers. Oliver Wagner, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at AirPlus: "In Erik Mosch and Fred Baup, we have gained two excellent executives for their tasks, who will further advance our customer centricity. Erik Mosch's experience and entrepreneurial attitude are a perfect fit for AirPlus and Fred Baup has already proven in his previous position that he can drive AirPlus and our customers forward through his experience and commitment. Together, they will ensure that we will be even better at meeting our customers' needs."

AirPlus has been successfully active in corporate payments for more than 30 years and offers solutions in more than 60 countries worldwide. The company currently serves 48,000 corporate customers, including well-known large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, national and international organizations and public authorities.

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About AirPlus International:

AirPlus International is a leading international provider of solutions in the corporate payment segment. 48,000 corporate customers rely on AirPlus when it comes to paying for and analyzing their business travel and other purchasing activities. The company’s products and services are marketed worldwide under the AirPlus International brand. AirPlus is an issuer under the UATP and Mastercard card schemes. The AirPlus company account is the most successful billing account within the UATP. For more information, visit

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