FCM Consulting appoints Florian Mueller to lead new aviation practice

Florian Mueller

18 October, 2022FCM Consulting has named Florian Mueller as its new Aviation Practice Lead as part of a strategic expansion of the business’s capabilities across key industry verticals. As the customer and industry facing voice of the aviation pillar within FCM Consulting, New York-based Mueller will be responsible for devising strategies to help clients reshape and improve their programmes in response to the complexity of air travel in post-pandemic times.

Mueller brings substantial sector expertise to the role having previously worked for the Lufthansa Airline Group, where he held various positions including GM of the Americas for Austrian Airlines. Before joining FCM in 2019, he led U.S. corporate sales for leading global carrier Emirates.

Alongside his consulting responsibilities, Mueller is a member of GBTA’s influential Global Aviation Committee, where he plays an active role in addressing industry developments and providing valued guidance and education to the broader corporate travel community.

This appointment is effective immediately and forms part of the globalisation of FCM Consulting initiative headed by Jo Lloyd.

“Florian’s appointment, alongside the creation of a new globalised specialist practice within FCM Consulting, reflects the importance businesses are placing on programme air strategy. In these times of increased volatility in the sector, businesses are increasingly having to balance their air travel requirements with multiple considerations,” said Lloyd.

“With Florian’s tremendous industry know-how and exceptional capabilities, he will prove invaluable in providing deep insight and solutions to address these concerns with our clients and help to lead the way on how FCM Consulting globally supports them in these challenging times.”

This is the latest structural change made by Lloyd, following the recent arrival of industry expert Glenn Thorsen to oversee a new dedicated customer-facing practice specialising in sustainability. Mueller joins a highly skilled global team of subject-matter experts spanning key areas such as travel sourcing, programme optimisation, payment solutions, and more, who apply their considerable knowledge advising clients from small enterprises through to global corporations. 

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