Vanneste to depart Luxembourg and join Cologne Bonn as CEO

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Cologne Bonn Airport

Johan Vanneste is to depart Luxembourg Airport and join Cologne Bonn Airport as chief executive officer (CEO), following unanimously being elected by the German airport’s supervisory board.

The 57-year-old Belgian citizen, who has been president and CEO of Luxembourg Airport since 2014, will take up his new role in Cologne no later than 1 June 2018, and could be in the position as soon as 1 May subject to the conclusion of an employment contract.

Cologne Bonn Airport chairman of the supervisory board, Friedrich Merz says: “We are delighted to be gaining such a highly qualified new Chief Executive Officer for our Airport. Important and challenging tasks await him with regard to the future development of the Airport.

“We also expect of him a change in corporate culture in leadership and personnel management at the Airport and in communication with the general public. We are certain that Johan Vanneste will deliver on these expectations in all respects.”

Prior to his role at Luxembourg Airport, Vanneste has held senior positions in various cargo and passenger airlines, and also worked as a programme and maintenance manager.