Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wiegand has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of our board since September 2021 and previously served as a member of the Lilium GmbH board from February 2015. Mr. Wiegand is the Lilium co-founder and also served as Lilium GmbH’s Chief Executive Officer from February 2015. Mr. Wiegand holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Technische Universität München.

*On August 1, 2022, Klaus Roewe joined Lilium as CEO thereby taking over this role from Daniel Wiegand, who continued as Lilium’s Chief Engineer for Innovation and Future Programs. As is standard practice, the formal role of CEO will be effective upon the appointment of Klaus Roewe to the Board of Lilium by the General Meeting of Shareholders this fall.

Chief Executive Officer designate

Klaus has served as Lilium’s Chief Executive Officer since August 2022. He joined Lilium following a 30-year career at Airbus, where he spent the last decade leading the A320 Family and A320neo programs to become the most successful large commercial aircraft of all time. His first roles at Airbus from 1992 to 2000 focused on composites production and A320 Family engineering. From 2003 to 2008, he worked in the A320 Family Program in various management positions. He was also Senior Vice President Cabin & Cargo, responsible for the Interiors of all Airbus aircraft, ranging from A318 to A380, from 2008 to 2010. Before joining Airbus, Klaus spent eight years as an officer in the German Federal Armed Forces and completed academic studies in mechanical engineering.

*On August 1, 2022, Klaus Roewe joined Lilium as CEO thereby taking over this role from Daniel Wiegand, who continued as Lilium’s Chief Engineer for Innovation and Future Programs. As is standard practice, the formal role of CEO will be effective upon the appointment of Klaus Roewe to the Board of Lilium by the General Meeting of Shareholders this fall.

Chief Technology Officer
Alastair joined Lilium from Rolls-Royce with 30 years of experience at the multinational aerospace and defence company. Alastair led 1,500 engineers at Rolls-Royce Germany as Managing Director and Head of Engineering and Technology.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Richardson has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2021 and previously served as Lilium GmbH’s Chief Financial Officer from November 2020. Prior to joining Lilium, Mr. Richardson held a number of positions at Cruise LLC, a self-driving car service company, including Senior Advisor from May 2020 to November 2020 and Chief Financial Officer from September 2017 to May 2020. Prior to Cruise, Mr. Richardson served as Chief Financial Officer of Kinestral Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of glass products, from April 2014 to September 2017. Prior to Kinestral, Mr. Richardson served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, from 2010 to 2014. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Richardson served as Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, a leading American multinational investment bank and financial services company from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Richardson holds a J.D. from Tulane University.
Chief People Officer
Karim brings exceptional talent leadership most recently serving as partner at Egon Zehnder, the global leadership advisory and executive search firm. Prior to Egon Zehnder, Karim held leadership roles at Sony Ericsson Mobile and Diageo.
Chief Legal Officer
Roger’s General Counsel experience includes advising publicly traded companies and directing their global legal & compliance functions. His successful track record in aerospace leadership includes KLX Inc. (now Boeing Distribution Services) and BE Aerospace, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Commercial
Sebastien brings 20 years’ aerospace experience and formerly served in various leadership positions at Airbus and Honeywell. Sebastien joined Lilium from Honeywell where he was Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, M&A and Licensing in Europe. Previously he was at Airbus, holding several senior management positions including Chief Commercial Officer of Airbus’ subsidiary NAVBLUE. Sebastien started his career in Denver, CO with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, before joining an aerospace IT company in California. He also has Commercial Pilot licenses and attended the French Merchant Navy officer academy.
Chief Operating Officer
Yves oversees the Lilium Jet aircraft program and also leads strategic supplier partnerships. Before joining Lilium, Yves spent the last 17 years at Airbus developing the most stringent quality standards and continues to do the same at Lilium today.