Martin Knuchel is Senior Director and Head of Crisis, Emergency & Business Continuity Management, for Lufthansa Group Airlines. He is responsible for strategic development of crisis and emergency procedures, emergency field organization and care organization procedures for the Lufthansa Group. His responsibilities entail planning and coordinating the interface work with communication, ground operations, security, safety and training, as well as planning and executing emergency exercises for the group’s crisis teams. He also serves as the pandemic coordinator for the airline. He has been with Swiss International Air Lines since 2002, serving in positions of increasing responsibility.
Mr. Knuchel is responsible for emergency operations with partner airlines and is the leader of the Swiss International Air Lines crisis team. He directs emergency training for staff worldwide, and he is responsible for interfacing with national and international organizations, including the Swiss foreign ministry, the Swiss health ministry, and embassies and authorities in various countries.