Sadiq Gillani

Sadiq Gillani
Lecturer, Marketing
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Lecturer in Management
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Teaching Statement

Sadiq Gillani teaches MKTG 534: “The Travel and Airline Industry” at Stanford Graduate School of Business, since 2014.


Sadiq Gillani has worked at Lufthansa Group since 2011. He joined 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, helping double the size of the airline in 2 years. He was previously the Chief Commercial Officer of a Brazilian low cost airline, and a management consultant with Bain & Co. His TED talk on the Future of Travel has been viewed by 120,000 times. He is a keen traveler, having visited 120 countries and lived on 6 continents.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard Business School, 2006
  • MPhil, Management Studies, Cambridge University, 2001
  • BA, Management Studies, Cambridge University, 2000

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer in Marketing, Stanford GSB, 2014-present
  • Tutor in Management Studies, Cambridge University, 2000-01

Professional Experience

  • Senior Vice President, Lufthansa Group, 2011-present
  • Chairman, Lufthansa Consulting, 2012-2016
  • Member of Board of Directors, SunExpress, 2013-2016
  • Chairman, Lufthansa Innovation Hub, 2014-present
  • Member Global Future Council, World Economic Forum, 2014-present
  • Chief Commercial Officer, Webjet, 2010-2011
  • Senior Vice President, Seabury, 2006-2010
  • Senior Associate Consultant, Bain & Company, 2001-2004

Awards and Honors

  • Capital Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in Germany, 2016
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2015
  • Top 100 Ethnic Minority Business Leaders, Financial Times, 2015
  • Top 100 OUTstanding Business Leaders, Financial Times, 2014, 2015


Degree Courses


This class will provide an overview of the travel and airline industry focusing on strategy, business models, institutions and innovation. Issues we will cover include competition, service delivery, distribution, pricing, promotion management and...


This class will provide an overview of the travel and hospitality industry focusing on strategy, business models, institutions and innovations. Issues we will cover include pricing and yield management, service quality assessment and loyalty and...

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