Luxembourg CEO to leave to take become CEO at Cologne-Bonn

Luxembourg Airport chief executive officer (CEO) Johan Vanneste is to leave to his role and take on a position at Cologne-Bonn Airport.

The German airport announced today that at a board meeting Belgian-born Vanneste was elected as a new member of the board of management, its chairman and CEO.

He will take on his new position no later than 1 June 2018, or in the case of earlier availability, as soon as 1 May 2018, and subject to the conclusion of his employment contract.

Vanneste has been president and CEO of Luxembourg Airport since 2014 and previously, he held senior positions with various cargo and passenger airlines.

Cologne-Bonn Airport chairman, Friedrich Merz said: “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.”

Vanneste took over the post in Luxembourg from Fernand Brisbois, and has overseen rapid growth in passenger numbers at the airport and in 3.6 million were welcomed, up from just 2.1 million when he took over.