New ACI Europe Appointments

Dr Michael Kerkloh, President and CEO of Munich Airport was elected President of ACI Europe on June 14. The appointment was announced at the Council’s 27th Annual Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, in Paris.
Addressing the membership Dr Kerkloh said: “European airports face major challenges today. These include the escalating capacity crunch at the big European hubs, the steadily rising costs in aviation security, the implications of structural transformation within the airline industry, and the need to cut emissions. These issues are at the top of the agenda, and cross-border co-operation among airports will play a key role in addressing them.”
Dr Kerkloh is a long-standing member of the airport industry, having worked in various roles at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports, before being appointed CEO at Munich Airport in 2002. He is a past president of ADV, the national airport association in Germany, and a member of the executive committee of BDL, the German aviation industry association.
During this year’s General Assembly, the following people were also appointed to the Board of ACI EUROPE for a first term: Stephan Widrig, CEO, Flughafen Zurich AG; Jean-Michel Vernhes, Président du Directoire, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport; Dr Giulio De Metrio COO, SEA Milano; Jost Lammers, CEO Budapest Airport and Javier Marín, Director General, Aena.
In addition, Nazareno Ventola, CEO, Aeroporto G Marconi di Bologna and Gediminas Almantas, CEO, State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports were both reappointed to the Board for a second term.