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Christophe Mostert

Managing Partner

Frankfurt, Germany

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Christophe is a founding and Managing Partner in our Frankfurt office. His experience with M2P Consulting includes extensive work with travel, transport and logistics companies across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia throughout all areas of their business.

Christophe is particularly experienced with the development and realization of digital transformation strategies. His major themes include digitization, big data, automation, analytics, optimization, virtualization, mobility and emerging technologies such as machine learning. The strategic impact of these upgrades has included strengthened safety, security, and efficiency.

Christophe holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

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David Ploog

Managing Partner

New York, NY, USA

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David is a founding and Managing Partner in our New York office. His experience with M2P Consulting includes extensive work with transport companies and governments across Europe, the Middle East, and India throughout all areas of their business.

David is particularly experienced with advising companies on strategic and operational questions and challenges related to technology and innovation, with a key focus on the development of new business areas. 

David has more than 20 years of professional experience in international projects with a dedicated focus on law, finance, and consulting of various companies in the fields of travel, transport and logistics.

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Lana Jansen

Partner

Frankfurt, Germany

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Lana is a Partner in our Frankfurt office and leading the Operations Management Practice of M2P. She has deep knowledge and experience in airline and airport operations with a distinct expertise in operations management and process re-engineering. Her projects comprise crew management, ground operations and airport commissioning for a number of significant airlines and airports in Europe, North-America and the Middle East.

Two of her projects were honored with the Best-of-Consulting-Mittelstand Award by WirtschaftsWoche in 2017 and 2018. She is a regular speaker at aviation industry conferences, including AGIFORS Crew Management and AGIFORS Airline Operations.

Lana completed her Bachelors Degree in Aviation Management at IUBH, Bad Honnef, Germany, and holds a Master of International Business from USC, Queensland, Australia. Lana gained cultural competences by spending part of her life overseas, including the United States and South-East Asia.

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Dr. Markus Franke

Partner

Frankfurt, Germany

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Dr. Markus Franke is a Partner with M2P based in our Frankfurt office. Besides aviation, he has a decent track record in transport, logistics, and rail traffic. He has led numerous international projects with a focus on Europe, the Middle East, and North / Central America.

In his projects for airlines, airports, authorities, and investors, Markus designed and implemented new business models, realigned airline networks, improved the performance of hub airports, identified new air cargo business opportunities, redesigned commercial airline processes, or supported the capacity expansion planning of an airport. For railways, he redesigned the organizational structure of business units, identified success factors for a cargo / logistics subsidiary, conducted a strategic due diligence process for inorganic growth, or screened the recovery performance in case of operational disruptions.

Markus holds diploma in aerospace engineering and in economic sciences from the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany, and was awarded a doctorate in Engineering. 

Laddie Irion

Partner

Tampa, FL, USA

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Laddie is a Partner with M2P Consulting where he provides strategic management and technical consulting to airports, airlines and transportation agencies. He is based in Tampa, Florida.    

He has over 35 years of experience providing consulting services to the FAA, airlines and a wide variety of airports in the U.S. and abroad. His career focus has been on the implementation of large-scale airport development programs, with a specialization in the strategic integration of planning, environmental and design phases toward successful program implementation. His experience working with the FAA included training, research and policy support contracts, airspace studies and NEPA studies. Laddie has also been highly engaged in advisor, leadership and board level positions in key industry associations and organizations including Airports Council International, American Association of Airport Executives and the Airport Consultant’s Council.  He has held Senior Vice President and Vice President positions as the aviation sector leader at three major U.S. consulting firms: URS Corporation, HNTB Corporation, and Parsons Corporation.

Laddie is a graduate of the University of South Florida (Tampa) with a BA in Biology and supplemental studies in Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Simulation Modeling.  

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Frank Morbitzer

Senior Manager

Frankfurt, Germany

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Frank is a Senior Manager in our Frankfurt office and has been with M2P since 2012. He leads our firm’s operations control as well as our products and tools software engineering teams. His experience with M2P includes project management and active development in the area of operations control software and disruption recovery tools at a huge European Airline. Furthermore he is executing custom developments for analysis and workforce planning.

Frank is particularly interested in software development with a focus on agile software product creation and pairs that interest with a strong “Getting Things Done” mindset.

Before M2P, Frank worked for the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics as a research engineer. Frank has several years of experience as freelancing software engineer and start-up entrepreneur. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany.

Franziska Burmester

Senior Manager

Frankfurt, Germany

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Franziska is a Senior Manager at M2P’s Frankfurt office and has been with M2P since 2014. Her experience with M2P includes extensive work with Airlines, Airports and Rail Operators across the globe.

Franziska is particularly experienced in working with companies on workforce planning, business process reengineering, IT procurement and digitalization. Franziska’s strength is primarily on implementation projects with focus on different operational business units, such as Crew Management, Ground Ops, MRO as well as Control Centers. Furthermore, she has extensively worked with staff representatives and unions to develop new staffing concepts requiring a high proportion of Change Management.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with focus on Tourism & the Aviation Industry and previously worked in the Travel industry for a European Tour operator in the finance team as well as different operational departments.

Arthur Ozimek

Specialist

Frankfurt, Germany

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Arthur is a Manager in our Frankfurt office. Arthur is particularly experienced with the realization of digital transformation. He has extensive experience as a project manager, professional application architect and requirement engineer in developing complex business software systems for well-known large companies in numerous agile and classic projects. His current specialist focus is on ground and flight operations processes.

Prior to joining M2P, Arthur worked at Capgemini in Germany and Poland.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Dennis Reichelt

Manager

Frankfurt, Germany

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Dennis is a Manager in our Frankfurt office and lives in Berlin. He started his career with M2P in 2016 and since then he has managed various projects, mainly in the aviation industry, focusing on IT, process optimization, project steering and PMO. His passion for airports reflects his broad expertise in airport technical commissioning and decommissioning, airside and landside processes, ORAT, and operational IT systems.

Prior to M2P, he worked as an IT consultant at T-Systems, where he was responsible for implementing airport IT management systems for customers worldwide.

Dennis has a master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Informatics and completed an IHK vocational training as an IT specialist for application development. He is a certified quality management expert.

Michael Jahn

Manager

Frankfurt, Germany

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Michael is a Manager at M2P’s Frankfurt office and has been with M2P since 2019. At M2P he is leading the Airport industry group and has delivered multiple projects, ranging from strategy and organizational development to digitalization and software implementation as well as facility management.

Before moving to the Aviation Industry, Michael was working for various automotive OEMs as a Project Manager for the conception and automation of automotive production incl. the implementation of digital twins.

Michael holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering with a major in project management, human-machine-interaction and automation from the Technical University Darmstadt in Germany.