Jost Lammers has officially taken over as President and CEO of Munich Airport, Germany. Having held leading positions at various European airports since 1998, Lammers is an experienced aviation expert and president of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, which he took over from the airport’s long-standing President, CEO and Labor Director of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) Dr. Michael Kerkloh on 1 January 2020.
Lammers will be tasked with heading up FMG’s leadership team alongside managing directors Thomas Weyer (CFO and Infrastructure) and Andrea Gebbeken (Commercial and Security). Born in Oldenburg and now married with two sons, 52-year-old Lammers grew up in Osnabrück in Lower Saxony. He had held senior management roles at various European airports since the late 1990s. After completing secondary school he intially entered vocational training with a bank before completing his military service with the German air force. He then studied business administrationa nd economic sciences in Bayreuth, Witten-Herdecke and San Diego. In 1994 he graduated with a degree in economics and began his carer with an automotive supplier in 1994. Two years later he joined the German construction group HOCHTIEF AG.
In 1998 having been transferred to Hochtief Airport GmbH, Lammers entered into the world of airports, taking on responsible roles at various aiports within the Hochtief portfolio. His initial role included being involved in the commissioning and opening of the new airport in Athens.
In 2004 Lammers was appointed managing director of Flughafen Düsseldorf Ground Handling GmbH, a 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.