Change in the management of Flughafen Zürich AG

Stephan Widrig joined Flughafen Zürich AG in 1999. He was part of the airport privatization team and then continued to develop within the organisation. Important functions included the management of real estate, the construction of the new airport in Bangalore, India, responsibility for all development projects at the airport as a member of the management board and the management of all non-aviation business areas including real estate. He has been CEO since 2015, experienced strong growth phases, successfully diversified the business model and led the airport safely and economically independently through the historically unique aviation crisis caused by the corona pandemic.

From May 2023, Stephan Widrig will be CEO of Allreal Holding AG, one of the largest listed real estate companies in Switzerland. He will therefore leave Flughafen Zürich AG at the end of April 2023. The Board of Directors will now initiate the process of determining a successor.

CEO Stephan Widrig on his resignation: “After almost 15 years on the management board of Flughafen Zürich AG and in my ninth year as CEO, I think it makes sense to pass on the management staff. The timing is good, as all business areas are in stable and competent hands that We’ve survived the pandemic well and the strategic focus for the next few years is clear. Zurich Airport is a unique place and Flughafen Zürich AG is a fantastic company with which I will always have very close ties.”

Chairman of the Board of Directors Andreas Schmid: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management of Flughafen Zürich AG, I would like to thank Stephan Widrig from the bottom of my heart for his great, dedicated and long-standing commitment to our company and Zurich Airport as a whole. He has been responsible for the successful development of the company over the last two Significantly shaped for decades, new business areas built to support pillars and Flughafen Zürich AG also guided through the challenges of the pandemic with a sure hand and economically independently.”

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