The Supervisory Board of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), the Munich Airport operating company, has selected Jost Lammers as the airport’s next president and CEO.
Lammers has been appointed for a five-year term effective as of 1 January, 2020 and succeeds Michael Kerkloh, who is to retire at the age of 66 on 31 December 2019 after leading the FMG Group successfully for more than 17 years.
Albert Füracker, the Bavarian minister of finance and the chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board, sees 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, Lammers is currently the CEO of Budapest Airport. Before that he served as CEO of Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling and worked as an asset manager for Düsseldorf Airport with Hochtief 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.
“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,” the Supervisory Board says.