Munich Airport CEO Michael Kerkloh to retire next year

posted on 10th December 2018 by Justin Burns
Munich Airport CEO Michael Kerkloh to retire next year

Munich Airport chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Kerkloh is to retire at the end of 2019 after more than 17 years at the helm.

Kerkloh took office in 2002, celebrated his 65th birthday in June 2018 and over his airport management career, Kerkloh came to be seen as one of the most experienced and respected experts in the industry, both in Germany and internationally.

Under his leadership, Bavaria’s gateway to the world has taken its place alongside Europe’s top-performing air transportation hubs – both in terms of traffic growth and commercial success.

Major milestones in the Kerkloh years include the opening of Terminal 2 in 2003, the commissioning of the satellite terminal in 2016, and the decision to expand and upgrade Terminal 1.

At a meeting FMG Supervisory Board agreed, with Kerkloh’s consent, to begin the search for a suitable successor with the support of an executive recruitment consultancy. He will continue to hold office as the CEO of FMG until 31 December, 2019.

(Picture courtesy of Munich Airport from Getty Images)