In 2022 Birgit Otto’s second and final term as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Royal Schiphol Group will come to an end. She will leave Royal Schiphol Group on 1 June 21. Birgit Otto has worked for Royal Schiphol Group for years, in Operations, Asset Management and Commercial, and for eight years as a member of the Management Board.

In line with the reorganization that Schiphol has implemented and the wish In order to improve operational efficiency, we decided to reduce the Management Board from four to three directors. That is why Birgit Otto will leave a few months earlier and she will not be replaced. From 1 June 21 the Management Board consists of Dick Benschop (Chief Executive Officer), Hanne Buis (Chief Operating Officer) and Robert Carsouw (Chief Financial Officer).

Birgit Otto: “I have led Royal Schiphol Group with great passion and pleasure and I am proud of what we have reached this period, despite the ongoing challenges for Schiphol. In addition to the continuous attention to day-to-day operations, important projects and investments have been started and realised. My focus has always been on creating added value in the broad sense of the word for our airlines, passengers and other stakeholders. Schiphol is a unique place and a great company.”

Louise Gunning, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “I would like to sincerely thank Birgit for everything she has done for Schiphol Group. has meant. She was always the “voice of the customer” in the organization. During her period, Schiphol was able to take important steps in further digitization, integrated safety and capacity management. We wish Birgit every success with her next steps.”


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