Munich announces new president

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The supervisory board of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), the Munich Airport operating company, announced on July 30 that Jost Lammers is to be the airport’s next president and CEO.

Lammers, currently CEO of Budapest Airport, has been appointed for a five-year term, effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Michael Kerkloh, who is to retire at the age of 66 on December 31, 2019, after leading Munich Airport Group for more than 17 years.

Albert Füracker, the Bavarian minister of finance and the chairman of the FMG supervisory board, said, “As the CEO in Budapest, Jost Lammers has guided that airport through an impressive period of growth and development. We have selected a candidate whose experience, skills, personality and age [52] make him the ideal choice to lead Bavaria’s ‘Gateway to the World’ into the future and successfully master the many challenges that lie ahead.”

An expert in aviation with a degree in economics, before becoming CEO of Budapest Airport, Lammers served as CEO of Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling, worked as an asset manager for Düsseldorf Airport, and as a project manager for Athens Airport. Lammers was recently elected president of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) and is a member of the supervisory board of Hamburg Airport.

Munich Airport’s new management board will consist of Lammers, Thomas Weyer (CFO and director of infrastructure) and Andrea Gebbeken (managing director: commercial and security).

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