April 14, 2022

Change in the Management of AERQ: Son Yob Pak becomes Co-Managing Director

Change in the Management of AERQ: Son Yob Pak becomes Co-Managing Director

Dual leadership with Arnd Kikker

Hamburg, 14 April 2022 – AERQ today announced that the joint venture between LG Electronics and Lufthansa Technik had a change in the management effective 11 April 2022. Son Yob (Louis) Pak from LG Electronics (LG) succeeds Sang Soo Lee who will take on another role within LG. Together with Arnd Kikker from Lufthansa Technik, Louis Pak will lead AERQ in the development of solutions that enable airlines to digitalise their aircraft cabin. 

Louis Pak has been employed at LG for 12 years and held the responsibility for the Vertical Global Sales Department lead. “I am very excited to be named Co-Managing Director at AERQ”, said Louis Pak. “The joint venture was created by the insight and innovative thinking about the digital cabin experience of its founders. I look forward to shaping the future with the achievements so far and especially the people working here who dedicate themselves to an optimised passenger experience onboard an airline’s fleet.” 

“We like to express our gratitude to Sang Soo for his contributions. He was part from the very beginning in 2016 when the idea of creating the joint venture AERQ surfaced,” explained Arnd Kikker. “Together we achieved great milestones with the launch of AERQ in the aviation market and the introduction of AERENA, our new platform for engagement, empowerment, and intelligence.” 

“It fills me with pride to be part of AERQ’s success story,” confirmed Sang Soo Lee. “Now it is time for me to take on another role within LG. “I am convinced that Louis Pak and Arnd Kikker and the whole AERQ team will shape a successful future.” 

The change in the management has been implemented through a planned transition to push forward AERQ’s goals in 2022, such as incorporating digital behaviour and trends into the aircraft and providing passengers with an exceptional digital inflight entertainment experience.

The Managing Directors Arnd Kikker and Louis Pak are available for interviews by appointment. Please contact pr@aerq.com. 

Caption (copyright: AERQ): Louis Pak and Arnd Kikker, Managing Directors of AERQ, thank Sang Soo Lee for his contributions to AERQ.

About AERQ

AERQ is a joint venture between LG Electronics and Lufthansa Technik. It was founded in June 2019 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. With its roots in consumer electronics and aviation, it uses the extensive knowledge from both parent companies to develop digital solutions for aircraft cabins. 

AERQ takes the digital transformation of the aircraft cabin to a new level by turning them into spaces for new ideas and business development. AERQ enables airlines to digitalise their aircraft cabins by providing a new kind of digital ecosystem in and around the aircraft, fueled by software, hardware, and data. 


Contact AERQ
Verena Bintaro 
Head of Marketing & Public Relations 
E-Mail: pr@aerq.com

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