New “chief pilot” takes the helm at Munich Airport

Jost Lammers, neuer Chef der FMG Flughafen München (ab 1.1.2020) Foto: Marcus Schlaf, 25.10.2019

Following the retirement of Dr Michael Kerkloh, the long-standing president, CEO and labour director of Flughafen München at the end of 2019, his successor, Jost Lammers, assumed his new duties on January 1, 2020. Effective immediately, Lammers will head FMG’s leadership team alongside managing directors Thomas Weyer (CFO and Infrastructure) and Andrea Gebbeken (Commercial and Security).

With the appointment of the new CEO, Munich Airport remains in the hands of a seasoned aviation expert. Lammers (52), who was born in Oldenburg and grew up in Osnabrück in Lower Saxony, has held senior management roles at various European airports since the late 1990s. 

After secondary school he initially entered vocational training with a bank before completing his military service with the German air force. He then studied business administration and economic sciences in Bayreuth, Witten-Herdecke and San Diego. He graduated with a degree in economics and began his career with an automotive supplier in 1994. Two years later he joined the German construction group HOCHTIEF, initially working in controlling and investment management functions.

With the transfer in 1998 to Hochtief Airport GmbH, he made his start in the world of airports, taking on responsible roles at various Hochtief portfolio airports. This included involvement in the commissioning and opening of the new airport in Athens, for example. In 2004 Lammers was appointed managing director of Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling, a leading provider of ground handling services at Düsseldorf Airport. Four years later he was hired as the CEO of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.  He remained there until the end of last year and made decisive contributions to the success of the airport serving the Hungarian capital.