Jost Lammers has taken over as CEO of Flughafen München GmbH, the operator of Germany’s Munich Airport.
Lammers’ appointment was prompted by the retirement of Michael Kerkloh, the long-standing president, CEO and labor director of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), at the end of 2019. In his new role, Lammers will head FMG’s leadership team alongside managing directors Thomas Weyer (CFO and infrastructure) and Andrea Gebbeken (commercial and security).
The new CEO has spent the last two decades in the airport sector, working on the commissioning and opening of the new airport in Athens, for instance. In 2004 he was appointed managing director of Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling, a leading provider of ground handling services at Düsseldorf Airport. Four years later he was hired as CEO of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Hungary. Lammers remained there until the end of last year and made decisive contributions to the success of the airport serving the Hungarian capital.
Lammers is also following in Kerkloh’s footsteps at the international level. In summer 2019 he succeeded his FMG predecessor as the president of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.