Munich Airport CEO’s contract extended for another year

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Flughafen Munchen CEO and president, Dr Michael Kerkloh

Munich Airport chief executive officer and president, Dr Michael Kerkloh has had his contract extended for an additional year, meaning he will remain as the head of operating company, FMG until the end of 2019.

The 63 year old who hails from Germany’s Westphalia region has been Munich’s top executive since September 2002, and is also Flughafen Munchen Gmbh (FMG) labour director.

Commenting on the announcement, Kerkloh says: “In the coming years I aim to help add more chapters to the success story of this extraordinary airport. I’m delighted that I will remain a part of that success going forward.”

Kerkloh has extensive knowledge of the industry, having worked with many aviation committees and organisations, both in Germany and at the international level, including a four-year term as president of the German Airports Association.

Bavarian finance minister and chairman of the FMG supervisory board, Dr Markus Soder says: “This decision should be understood as an expression of gratitude and a vote of confidence from the shareholders for the extremely successful management of the airport. We have no doubt that our time-tested leadership crew will continue to keep Munich Airport on track for success.”

Thomas Weyer and Andrea Gebbeken also remain managing directors.