Dr Bettina Volkens

German Employers' Association (BDA)


Dr Bettina Volkens was a member of the Executive Board and director of Industrial Relations at Deutsche Lufthansa AG until 2019. She has been a member of the independent Rat der Arbeitswelt council for the working world since 2019.
After graduating in law, she worked as a research assistant at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and later as a lawyer in a law firm. In 1997, she moved to Deutsche Bahn and held various positions there, including a role as a member of the Management Board for Human Resources at DB Regio AG. In 2012, she switched to Deutsche Lufthansa AG, where she was responsible for human resources and legal affairs. She was appointed to the Executive Board in 2013.
Bettina Volkens published a book on the transformation process of human resources management within Lufthansa and is also responsible for other publications on the future of the world of work.
She is also a member of the Executive Board of the German Association for Human Resource Management.