Javier Marín elected to lead European airport association

27 October 2021

Geneva: European airports’ trade association Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) yesterday held its General Assembly as part of its 31st Annual Congress and General Assembly, hosted by Geneva Airport.
During the General Assembly, Javier Marín, Managing Director, Airports and Executive Member of the Board of Directors for Aena, was elected to lead the organisation as President. He succeeds Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.
Upon his appointment, Mr Marín said: “It is an honour and a pleasure to accept this position as President of ACI EUROPE. This comes, of course, at a challenging time for our industry. We are poised on the brink of an extraordinary step-change, readying ourselves for the post-pandemic reality. The role of our Association has never been more central – giving us voice on the international stage, defending and promoting our license to operate, and making us even greater than the sum of our parts as we digitalise and decarbonise our industry. I thank ACI EUROPE’s members for their trust in me at this critical time”.
Mr Marín, whose career with Aena spans twenty years, is responsible for both the Spanish airports network and those airports which Aena manages abroad though its subsidiary, Aena International. Prior to joining Aena, he held positions within the Universidada Politécnica of Madrid, the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority, the Paris-based Eurocontrol Experimental Centra and Indra.
During this year’s General Assembly, the following were also appointed to the Board of ACI EUROPE for a first term: Mr André Schneider, CEO, Aéroport International de Genève (SWITZERLAND), Mr Giovanni Battista Scalia, CEO, GESAP – Palermo (ITALY), Mr. Daniel Burkard, Deputy Airport Director, Moscow Domodedovo Airport (RUSSIA), Mr Kimmo Mäki, CEO, FINAVIA (FINLAND), Mr Franck Goldnadel, President du Directoire, Société Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (FRANCE), Mr Gilles Tellier, Directeur des Concessions Aéroportuaires, CCIMBO (FRANCE), Mr Serkan Kaptan, Deputy CEO, TAV (TURKEY), Mr Goran Jandreoski, Executive Director, Airports of Montenegro (MONTENEGRO), Mr. John Holland-Kaye,  CEO, Heathrow Airport (UNITED KINGDOM), Dr Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the Executive Board, Fraport (GERMANY), Mr Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO, Group ADP (FRANCE), Mr Huseyin Kadri Samsunlu, CEO, IGA (TURKEY).
In addition, appointed to the Board for a second term were Dr David Cicéo, Managing Director and President, Cluj Avram Iancu Int. Airport and Romanian Airports Association (ROMANIA), Mr Dalton Philips, CEO, daa (IRELAND).


  • Note to editors

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    Virginia Lee
    Director, Media & Communications
    Tel: +32 2 552 09 82
    Email: virginia.lee@aci-europe.org 

    ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 55 countries. Our members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. Air transport supports 13.5 million jobs, generating €886 billion in European economic activity (4.4% of GDP). In response to the Climate Emergency, in June 2019 our members committed to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control by 2050, without offsetting.

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