A change in leadership is imminent at the flight attendant union UFO. Chairman Daniel Kassa Mbuambi and board member Anja Bronstert are stepping down from their positions. This makes new elections for both positions necessary.
Bronstert will initially resign from her position in mid-October 2023. According to the announcement, Mbuambi will follow around mid-November 2023. Both UFO board members explain that they are reorienting themselves professionally and this would preclude any further exercise of a board mandate at the union.
“After almost three years in which I put my UFO work above my professional and private life with full conviction, a new career opportunity arose for me, which I took advantage of. In mid-October I will be handing over a well-positioned UFO with a great, competent team to my board colleagues. “In this respect, I am not worried that my successor will face any major hurdles for the remaining term of office,” said Anja Bronstert, deputy chairwoman.
Mbuambi emphasizes that there will be an orderly handover before his resignation, which is due to take place in mid-November 2023. He would hand over a healthy and strong organization to the remaining board members. After the departure of the two board members, UFO will initiate a by-election for the vacant mandates and elect a new chairman.
“We took office as a board in 2021 with the agenda of bringing the then crisis-ridden UFO back into calmer waters and thereby both improving the organization's economic situation and, especially with Lufthansa, putting the social partnership on a solid footing in the long term. In my opinion, we succeeded in everything very well. UFO has also developed further on the political stage in Berlin and Brussels. I am confident that this trend will remain so positive and that I can now fully concentrate on the next steps in my personal professional development,” says Kassa Mbuambi.