Sadiq Gillani

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Building a global career

Position: Senior Vice President, Lufthansa Group


Companies are placing increasing value in people with international experience, who can bring in diverse global perspectives. But how should you go about finding global career opportunities and getting the most out of these experiences? What are the challenges for LGBT professionals working internationally and how can these be overcome? What are the differences in working for companies in different parts of the world?


Sadiq Gillani has been a Senior Vice President at Lufthansa Group since 2011. He started as Chief Strategy Officer, reporting to the Group CEO. He is currently Chief Planning Officer at Eurowings, the largest low cost carrier in Central Europe. He was formerly a consultant with Bain & Co and a partner at Seabury Group. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Travel and is a Lecturer in Management at Stanford University, teaching an MBA course on the Travel & Airline Industry. He completed his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School and holds a B.A. and M.Phil in Management Studies from Cambridge University. He was included in the Financial Times Top 100 LGBT leaders list in 2014 and 2015, Financial Times Top 100 Ethnic Minority leaders in 2015, the World Economic Forum´s Young Global Leaders in 2015 and Capital Magazine´s Top 40 under 40 in 2016.