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Dr. Roland Krieg
Senior Executive Vice President and Acting CIO
Fraport AG
Current Position:
• Since 1997 Senior Vice President of Information and Telecommunication, acting CIO of Fraport AG
Education and Professional Background:
• Study of physics and graduation as Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Darmstadt.
• Nine years with an engineering contractor as manager for thermos-dynamical plant simulation and later as head of IT.
• Since 1997 management position at Fraport AG, after a 2 year period with IBM. Management Background:
• Member of supervisory board with several subsidiaries of Fraport AG
• Member of the supervisory board of Fraport AG
• Member of the editorial board of the “Journal of Airport Management”
Aletta von Massenbach
Senior Executive Vice President
Aletta is Senior Executive Vice President of Global Investments and Management at Fraport, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport. She is in charge of managing and developing the portfolio of Fraport’s airport investments globally. She chairs various supervisory boards of Fraport affiliates including Antalya, St. Petersburg, Xi’an and Lima airport. Aletta von Massenbach was General Manager of Antalya Airport and Chief Executive Officer of Twin Star Airport, Bulgaria. During recent years, Aletta was successfully heading a number of important transactions for Fraport.
Johnnie Müller
Head of Security
Copenhagen Airports A/S
Johnnie Müller has served as Security Director at Copenhagen Airports A/S since 2006. He is responsible for all Security functions and staffing at the airport with aprox. 1.110 Security employees and an OPEX of +500 MDKK and CAPEX varying between 60 and 250 MDKK.
Johnnie has introduced new management, quality & service structures to the department and during his time at the Airport, Security has won the Skytrax Award for Best Security Processing twice – in 2013 and 2014.
From 2011-2013 Johnnie served as the Vice Chairman of ACI Europe Security Committee, followed by the role as the Chairman of the Committee In 2014-2016. From 2016-2018 Johnnie is serving as the Vice Chairman of ACI World Security Standing Committee
From 1996 to 2006 Johnnie worked for DHL Express. Throughout his employment, he advanced from being a bike courier to Customer Care Manager to Head of Customer Service and then Nordic Customer Service Director. During his time at DHL Johnnie especially focused on restructuring, streamlining as well as modernizing management methods to improve customer service levels.
Futoshi Osada
Senior Executive Vice President
Narita International Airport Corporation
Mr. Futoshi Osada was appointed to the Senior Executive Vice President of Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA) in June 2017. In his previous role as the Executive Vice President, he was in charge of corporate and international strategies, IT development and corporate affiliate activities. He is originally from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and has worked for many years for the Civil Aviation Bureau (CAB). While at the CAB, he worked towards the commissioning of the second runway at Narita Airport in 2002 as the divisional head in charge. Subsequently, he went on to assume responsibility of air traffic control and of overseeing airline companies, before being appointed as Director-General of the Civil Aviation Bureau, the highest post in aviation administration. He retired from MLIT in 2014 and has been at Narita International Airport Corporation since June 2015.
Anders Nielsen
CIO, Project & Development
Billund Airport
As Vice president for Project & Development Anders Nielsen has been responsible for the physical development of Billund Airport the last 18 years. Billund Airport is situated in the western part of Denmark, has 2,9 million passengers per year and with more than 95% of its traffic to European destinations it is a truly international airport. Anders Nielsen is educated as an architect from the school of Architecture in 1977, has practised since then and has been employed in Billund Airport since 1998. He has been responsible for many projects including Billund Airports 125 million EUR expansion in 2002. The responsibility today also stretches out to business development, strategy planning, sustainable development and IT solutions. Recent projects encompasses self-service for passengers on web check-in, truly common self-sevice kiosks and recently common self-service bagdrop including bag-tag printing.
Lone Teist
Service & Quality Manager
Billund Airport
As Service & Quality Manager Billund Airport Operations Lone Teist has the responsibility for the internal quality system. KPI´s are being maintained and the processing of the quality material is well documented. She is also Key Account Manager for a number of the airlines operating at Billund Airport. Billund Airport Operations is a daughter company of Billund Airport and handles around 45 airlines and employ 370 staff. Lone Teist is educated as a Forwarder in 1994. In 1996 she got her Privat Pilot License and in 1997 she worked at Thule Air Base in Greenland as Airport Superintendent. In the period 2000 -2002 she was Teamleader at Novia, Copenhagen Airport . Since 2002 Lone has been employed at Billund Airport where she is also taking part in many transversal projects at the airport
Wilfried Covent
Senior Security Expert Compliance & Operations Continuity
Brussels Airport Company ACI Europe’s Chairman of the Security Committee
At the beginning of his career Wilfried Covent was Police Commissioner with the local police in Belgium. But in 1994 he became involved in the aviation security industry. He first joined the (previous) Belgian Airline SABENA – being the airline security manager. A few years later he switched to the air cargo / express industry, to become the aviation security manager for DHL Express Europe.
In February 2010 Wilfried started to work in the airport environment being the Head of Security at Brussels Airport. Recently he moved to a senior security expert function within Brussels Airport.
In this function he has been appointed as Chairman of the ACI-Europe Security Committee. (Airports Council International – representing +/- 500 airports in Europe).
Wilfried has a very rich career that has spanned almost all the key organisation in the aviation security industry including the Police, airlines, cargo and currently, Brussels Airport as the Airport’s Senior Security Expert.
The Europe aviation security benefits from this wealth of experience with Wilfried currently ACI Europe’s Chairman of the Security Committee. Wilfried was the Airport’s Security Manager when the Brussels Airport was attacked on 22 March this year. An incredibly sad and harrowing experience, it’s a privilege to be sharing the stage with Wilfried and to learn from his insight.
Please join me in welcoming Wilfried Covent, Brussels Airport who will explore why airport security will never be the same again
Holger Kraft
Corporate Security, Vice President Policy & Concepts
Munich Airport
Holger Kraft is the Vice President Policy & Concepts within the Corporate Security at Munich Airport. Before this he holds the position as Vice-President Divisional Controlling and Development also within the Corporate Security.
Holger Kraft has a long standing experience in aviation security. Before his engagement at Munich Airport, he was the Director Infrastructure, Operations & Security with the German Airports Association ADV. He has represented airport interests in several committees on national and international level. Holger Kraft has a diploma in civil engineering and started his working career in the Ministry of Works, Transport & Communication in Windhoek, Namibia.
Giulio De Metrio
Chief Operating Officer
SEA Milano Malpensa Airport
Giulio De Metrio started his professional career in Alitalia Group from 1985 to 2004 with various positions: Managing Director of the Air Transport Division, CEO of Alitalia Team and Alitalia Airport, President of Alitalia Express.
From 2004 to 2005 he became Volare Group Managing Director in extraordinary management after the bankruptcy (Law “Marzano”) until the sale.
He joined SEA in May 2007, as Chief Operating Officer. He heads several key departments such as Infrastructures, Cargo and Operations, Aviation and Non Aviation Business, Sales and Marketing, Customer Care and Safety.
He reports directly to the Chairman of the Board, participates in all meetings of the Board of Directors and is also a member of the Executive Committee.
Relevant Experiences:
1. Since June 2015 he is also Chairman of SEA Prime S.p.A., the main Business and General Aviation Airport in Italy and Chairman of Signature Flight Support Italy, managing the general aviation handling operations at Milano Linate
2. CEO of SEA Energia S.p.A. (May 2012-May 2013)
3. Deputy Chairman of Assoclearance (2009-2012)
4. Deputy Chairman and Board Member of Bergamo Airport (SACBO; 2011-2012)
5. Board Member of ACI Europe (2008 – 2014)
6. Board Member of Dufrital S.p.A. (2011- 2014)
7. Board Member of Malpensa Logistica Europa S.p.A. (2011- 2014)
8. Board Member of Ali Trasporti Aerei – ATA S.p.A. (2013 –2014)
Vaclav Rehor
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Prague Airport
In July 2014, Vaclav Rehor was elected the head of a distinguished national group of companies operating in air transport and related ground services, to be a part of strategic orientation change of Prague Airport. Now, he is involved in the actual ways of operating of the airport as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prague Airport. Throughout his 26-year-long career, he has worked in various positions in the Czech Republic, UK and Canada. He was also responsible for operations in China and India. In the past, he worked for companies owned by private equity funds, such as Advent International and Bain Capital Private Equity. In 2006, he joined CCS, a member of the Fleetcor Technologies Group, and from 2011 to 2013 he worked as Fleetcor Europe’s CFO. Vaclav Rehor is a graduate of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, where he also obtained his PhD in Economics and Company Management. He gained his MBA degree in the study programme of PIBS accredited by the Manchester Metropolitan University in UK
Thorsten Wehe
International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations
-- since 1990 System Engineer for ATM/CNS Equipment at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, ACC Bremen
-- since 2013 ICAO Subject Matter Expert, Member of the ICAO NGAP Task Force
-- 2009 to 2014 Member of the EASA Rule Making Group ATM.001
-- 2009 to 2015 IFATSEA Director Region Europe
Brian Cobb
Chief Innovation Officer
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Brian is a native Cincinnatian and a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, having received his B.S. in Aeronautical Science and holding commercial pilot and flight instructor licenses and associated aircraft ratings. He received Airport Council International’s “International Airport Professional (IAP)” designation in 2013.
Brian joined CVG in July 2010 where his role is to provide competitive and experience advantages over surrounding airports while driving significant engagement and sustainability for the vast airport economic engine within the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky region. Among his key focal points are start-up innovations and integration into the airport ecosystem. Recent CVG wins include
its sixth (out of the last seven years) Skytrax award for Best Regional Airport - North America first domestic U.S. airport to
o implement integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensing technology enabling passenger monitoring for refined queuing
o pilot study of advance mobility transport for passengers with reduced mobility
o use of interior drone photography for advanced wayfinding purposes
integration of TaskWatch wearable technology for employee productivity through gamification creation of the Leading Individuals Forward Together (LIFT), a social engagement model for airport staff and disabilities organizations collaborative curation opportunity with massive scale in-airport museum displays courtesy of the Cincinnati Museum Center street, pop-art, and interactive curation that includes famed global artists with a focus of live- events for customer engagement
Brian resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife Tracy and their three children. His current community engagement is dedicated to business-to-education connections for career development and in-Airport education opportunities focused on employment opportunities, business-to-social embrace of disabilities, and consumer engagement modeling through emerging technology
Dieter Pade
VP Int. Sales
Cyclone Technology LLC.
Dieter started his work in the aviation industry as a Pilot in 1968. For 14 years Dieter has supported the Airport Industry by promoting safety on traffic areas. Since April 2014 Dieter is the VP Int. Sales at Cyclone Technology LLC. He graduated from the University of Bremen and was a Captain in the Merchant Navy, a Fast Patrol Boat Commander in the Federal German Navy and since 1968 a Navy Pilot on F104G.for 12 years. He has worked in the Aviation Industry for over 50 years and has had his Military and Civilian Pilot licenses for more than 5 decades. He is a member of the ACI Europe Technical + Operations Committee and a member of the LIONS Club Velden-Austria.
Peter Marshall
Marshall Arts
Marshall Arts is the industry's leading strategic corporate video communications company. Peter has worked in the business for 23 years and was co-founder of the Travel Retail Business magazine as well as joint Managing Director of leading B2B marketing communications company Marshall Lightfoot.
In 2012 he created the travel retail industry's video-only website It is dedicated to providing authoritative, referential interviews with industry leaders and opinion formers - showcasing major developments within the airport and commercial retail business. In 2017 it launched the Airport Commercial Excellence video series featuring Vancouver, Gatwick, Belo Horizonte and Riga airports.
2017 also saw the launch of - a straight-speaking blog and vlog with major industry contributors that sets out to challenge much of the industry's current thinking. It is both serious minded and entertaining.
Marshall Arts' clients include airport authorities, retail operators and brand suppliers who are seeking to communicate better and influence their principal business partners. We deliver strategic and impactful solutions across all media formats.
Hans-Joachim Schöpe
Capability Manager CXS
Smiths Detection
Since 2005 Hans-Joachim coordinates the entire lifecycle management of Smiths Detections conventional x-ray systems. Under his responsibility Smiths Detection developed the world’s first automatic explosive and liquid detection system aTiX, which was also the first system to receive ECAC EDS cabin baggage C1 approval. He first joined the company in 1993 as development engineer and later held different roles in Product Management. Hans-Joachim holds a master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical and Communications Engineering.
Mark Laustra
Vice President of Global Business Development and Government Relations
Analogic Corporation
Mark Laustra has more than 25 years of experience successfully bringing innovative security technologies to market and managing complex technology-based programs for aviation security, cargo inspection, and critical infrastructure protection. A frequent contributor to U.S. Congressional hearings, industry forums and media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, and CNBC, Mark is also recognized as a leading expert on policy and regulatory matters related to aviation security technology.
Mark has particular expertise in the use of non-intrusive inspection and threat detection technologies to mitigate threats posed to aviation and other high-value assets by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) agents.
Mark is Vice President of Global Business Development and Government Relations for Analogic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of Computed Tomography (CT) technology, based in Peabody, Massachusetts. At Analogic, Mark and his team are focused on launching the ConneCT, Analogic’s new checkpoint CT screening solution and building Analogic’s portfolio of innovative security technology solutions. Prior to joining Analogic, Mark was Vice President for Smiths Detection, where he worked with the US Department of Homeland Security to successfully deploy the first walk through people screening portal, the first Multiview checkpoint X-Ray system, and automated screening lane solution..
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida majoring in Business Management and is currently serving as Chairman of the Security Manufacturers Coalition, the unified voice to the Federal Government of companies that manufacture security screening technology.
Christiaan Hen
Manager Innovation
Royal Schiphol Group
Christiaan is Manager Innovation at Schiphol NeXt within the Royal Schiphol Group in Amsterdam. With his team he is responsible for digital innovation and new business. Innovation is all about managing uncertainty as quickly and cheaply as possible. Besides his role as manager of the NeXt team Christiaan is also part of the digital leadership team that manages the overall digital transformation within Schiphol. Furthermore, he is engaged as a start-up coach and part of the Mainport Innovatoin Fund’s, fund committee.
In his talk Christiaan will address best practices of the organization of innovation within airports as well as digital transformation in general. He will talk theory but mix it with real life cases and results. He’ll share what works but maybe even more important, what doesn’t work.
Amir Amidi
Managing Partner
Plug and Play Tech Center
Amir Amidi is the Managing Partner for Plug and Play’s Travel and Hospitality Program. In this role, Amir is responsible for all startups investments and corporate relationships including but not limited to Lufthansa, Jetblue, Turkish Airlines, Accor Hotels, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Travelport. Plug and Play’s mission is to invest in 20 Traveltech startups a year and bridge the gap between the innovators and industry leaders. Previously Amir was the Senior Director of Strategic Accounts at Nor1, the leader in upsell technologies for Hotels brands. In this role, Amir was responsible for strategic partnerships with brands like IHG, Fairmont, and Carlson.
Andrea Geretto
Director - Head of Commercial & Marketing Non-Aviation
Venice Airport
Andrea has 15 years' experience in marketing and sales, four of which were at McKinsey & Co. Since 2012 he has been Head of Marketing and Sales in the Non-Aviation Department at SAVE Group, the holding company that manages Venice, Verona and Treviso airports. Since 2014 he has also had responsibility for developing the customer experience initiative, the biggest single project ever in the company
Ruggero Poli
Head of ADR Group Energy Systems and Energy Management
Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A
-- Since 1991 Energy Manager in chemical and textile industries, medium and big airports.
-- From 1998 to 2002 Associate Professor, Engineering Aeronautic Department at Turin University.
-- From 2000 to 2007 IATA, consultant in airport projects worldwide: Italy, U.K., Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Dubai, Doha, Oman, Yemen, India, China, Russia, Turkey, Cape Verde, Panama, Ecuador.
-- From 2004 to 2008 General Manager Venice Airport Engineering Company.
-- From 2008 to 2015 Head of Infrastructure and Facilities Management and Maintenance in ADR, managing Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports, a property portfolio of 500 buildings and 40.000.000 clients/year.
-- From 2016 Head of Energy Systems and Energy Management in ADR.
-- IATA (Singapore) certification in Airport Planning & Operation.
-- MIT (Boston) certification in Airport systems: strategic planning and detailed design.
Valerie Price
Head of Strategy
Dublin Airport
Having worked in strategy roles on four different continents, Valerie’s unique multicultural and inter-industry experiences have greatly enhanced the insights she has brought to her role as Head of Strategy for Dublin Airport. Valerie stands out from peers through the broadness of her thinking – always expanding the frame of reference to include other industries, academic references etc., through the freshness of her contributions – never the stock view, through her commercial acumen, which makes her able to view an operational issue from a commercial perspective, or a commercial issue from a marketing perspective.
Jakrapop Charatsri
Vice President
Airports of Thailand PLC
Mr.Jakrapop got Master of Environmental Technology from Mahidol University, Thailand, after that, he had been working as environmental consulting engineer in private sector for 20 years. He was certified as Environmental Specialist from National Environmental Board of Thailand. He was invited to join AOT as Director of Airport Environmental Management Division in 2006 and was promoted as Vice President of AOT in 2017. He initiated Aircraft Noise Compensation Program, Aircraft Noise Monitoring System and Airport Carbon Management for AOT. In 2013, He was nominated to be chairman of the ASEAN International Airport Association’s Environmental Working Group. Recently, he is Chairman of Regional Environmental Committee of ACI Asia Pacific Region. Over the past few years, he has been invited as a keynote speaker on the topic related to Airport Environment and Sustainability in the international aviation conference.
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