COO Hanne Buis will leave Royal Schiphol Group on 1 February. A difference of opinion has recently arisen, which the management and supervisory board have jointly and intensively tried to bridge. The difference of opinion concerns the operational management of the airport. Despite joint efforts, it was not possible to bridge the gap. As a result, the Supervisory Board sees no other option than to terminate the employment contract with Hanne Buis. As a result, Schiphol’s management temporarily consists of CEO Ruud Sondag and CFO Robert Carsouw. The resulting vacancy will be filled soon.

It is a pity that this difference of opinion has arisen. The Supervisory Board would like to take this opportunity to express its appreciation and gratitude for the major contribution that Hanne has made in the past 18 year in various positions such as Director of Aviation Marketing, CEO of Lelystad Airport and as a member of the Royal Schiphol Group Management Board has delivered to the aviation sector.

Jaap Winter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Schiphol Group

I have worked with great energy and pleasure at Schiphol Group and regret that we are parting ways on the basis of this difference. The aviation sector is an important sector that connects the Netherlands with the world. I am grateful that I have been able to contribute to that connection and to the necessary changes in aviation over the years in various roles. I am proud of all employees, partners and all other parties who make Schiphol every day

Hanne Buis


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