Munich Airport appoints Lammers as new president and CEO

posted on 1st August 2019 by Justin Burns
Munich Airport appoints Lammers as new president and CEO

Munich Airport has selected current Budapest Airport CEO Jost Lammers as the airport’s next president and CEO to replace the retiring Michael Kerkloh.

Lammers has been appointed for a five-year term effective as of 1 January, 2020. Kerkloh calls it a day aged 66 on 31 December, 2019 after leading the Munich Airport Group 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,” he said.

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 Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) and is a member of the supervisory board of Hamburg Airport.