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Jost Lammers will succeed Kerkloh as CEO of Munich Airport

With Michael Kerkloh’s tenure at Munich Airport ending at the end of 2019, the board has announced that Jost Lammers will take his place at the helm come January 2020.

Munich Airport Supervisory Board announces who will succeed Kerkloh

Munich Airport’s Supervisory Board has announced that Jost Lammers will be the airport’s next president and CEO.

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

Jost Lammers, Thomas Weyer (CFO and Director of Infrastructure) and Andrea Gebbeken (Managing Director: Commercial and Security) will make up Munich Airport’s new management board. A respected expert in aviation with a degree in economics, Lammers is currently the CEO of Budapest Airport. Before that he served as CEO of Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling GmbH and worked as an Asset Manager for Düsseldorf Airport with Hochtief AirPort GmbH and as a Project Manager for Athens Airport. Lammers was recently elected president of ACI Europe and is a member of the supervisory board of Hamburg Airport.

Albert Füracker, the Bavarian Minister of Finance and the Chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board, sees Jost Lammers as an “excellent choice”. He said: “As the CEO in Budapest, Lammers has guided that airport through an impressive period of growth and development. We have therefore selected a candidate whose experience, skills, personality and age 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.”

Awaiting the new CEO is a well-managed operation in excellent order. Munich Airport is firmly established among Europe’s largest air transportation hubs and is regarded as Europe’s best airport.

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