The Supervisory Board of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), the operating company of Munich Airport, has selected Jost Lammers (52) as the airport’s next president and CEO. He has been appointed for a five-year term effective from January 1, 2020. Mr Lammers will succeed Dr Michael Kerkloh, who is to retire at the age of 66 on December 31, 2019 after leading the FMG Group for more than 17 years. Albert Füracker, the Bavarian minister of finance and the chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board, said Mr Lammers is an “excellent choice,” adding: “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. Mr Lammers has a degree in economics and 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. Mr Lammers was recently elected president of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) and is a member of the supervisory board of Hamburg Airport.