Vice President Innovation Management & Chief Data Officer,
Xavier Lagardère serves as Chief Data Officer at Lufthansa Group, overseeing data and AI strategy while driving the group's transformation into a data-centric airline entity. Additionally, as Vice President of Project Innovation Management, he fosters innovation, forms partnerships, and aligns innovation initiatives. Xavier's career spans HP, Amadeus, and Groupon, with his tenure at Lufthansa Group beginning in 2013 at Brussels Airlines. His role later expanded to define the go-to-market strategy and global channel solutions for Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines. He is a board member in travel and mobility companies and holds patents in travel system automation and passenger interaction. Xavier, a French national, holds a master's in computer science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and an MBA from INSEAD.