July 30, 2019
Munich Airport’s Supervisory Board has selected Jost Lammers (52) as the airport's next president and CEO. He has been appointed for a five-year term effective as of January 1, 2020. Jost Lammers will succeed Dr. Michael Kerkloh, who is to retire at the age of 66 on December 31, 2019 after leading the Munich Airport Group very successfully for more than 17 years.
Following please find the official German press release of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and for Regional Identity.
Press release (German - find translation below)
The Supervisory Board of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), the Munich Airport operating company, has selected Jost Lammers (52) as the airport's next president and CEO. He has been appointed for a five-year term effective as of January 1, 2020. Jost Lammers will succeed Dr. Michael Kerkloh, who is to retire at the age of 66 on December 31, 2019 after leading the FMG Group very successfully for more than 17 years.
Albert Füracker, the Bavarian minister of finance and the chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board, sees Jost Lammers as an "excellent choice": "As the CEO in Budapest, Mr. 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."
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, Mr. 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. Mr. Lammers was recently elected president of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) and is a member of the supervisory board of Hamburg Airport.
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.