Catrin Drawer

Head of Market Africa and Indian Ocean

Specialist area

Catrin Drawer is Associate Partner responsible for the regions Africa, Indian Ocean, Iraq and Jordan.

She is an international aviation expert, specialized in airport operations, airport quality, ground handling and airport planning. She has significant expertise in process analysis and optimization. Over the past twenty years she has been working for airline, airport, training and ground handling companies.

Recent assignments & responsibility

  • Lufthansa German Airlines: Evaluation of third party handling and revenue enhancement
  • Ministry of Transport, Iraq: Assessment of ground handling services and infrastructure incl. tender management for the airports Baghdad, Basra and Mosul
  • ECAir, Republic of the Congo: Project Expert for ground handling feasibility study
  • Jordan Airport Company, Jordan: Project Manager Development of a strategic plan
  • Air Mauritius, Mauritius: Project Expert for ground handling assessment
  • IFC Haiti: Project Manager for the technical assessment of four Haitian Airports
  • Government of Burkina Faso: Project expert master plan review Ouagadougou Airport


  • Director for Airport Development at Lufthansa Consulting
  • Traffic Manager for GSI Ground Service International
  • Project Manager in international projects
  • MBA in Aviation at Danube University in Krems, Austria
  • Degree in Business Management at the VWA / Technical University Berlin
  • Advanced Airport Operations Certificate
  • Advanced Strategic Airport Management Certificate
  • Airport Certification and Standards Certificate

Best of Consulting

Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting 2018" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The aviation consultants took part in this competition for the first time and achieved their goal straight away with first place in the category “Competitive Strategy”. The award went to a project which was successfully completed with Czech Airlines (CSA), the national airline of the Czech Republic. Lufthansa Consulting and CSA jointly developed an ancillary revenue strategy and a branded fares concept. The implementation of the overall project resulted in a significant increase in ancillary revenues and thus in a positive operating profit for Czech Airlines.