Governance and Management 

Mission

  • To contribute to meeting Switzerland's demand for air travel as a national airport and to meet the region's needs in a sustainable manner.
  • To provide optimal conditions of safety, efficiency and comfort for its users in a sustainable manner.
  • To manage and operate the airport facility by providing efficient infrastructure and services.

Legal Framework

Genève Aéroport is an autonomous public institution defined by the Law on the International Airport of Geneva (LAIG) and its implementing regulations (RAIG). Similarly, its operation is governed by Operating Rules.
The airport upholds the importance of a regional dimension adapted to environment challenges, land use planning, land mobility and economic dynamics through an Objectives Agreement that binds it to the Canton of Geneva.
Its activities are also subject to the control of the Confederation and more particularly of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) which has adopted the sheet of the Sectoral Aviation Infrastructure Plan concerning the airport (SAIP sheet). Published at the end of 2018, this document is essential for the planning of Genève Aéroport’s development over the upcoming fifteen years. 

Board of Directors

For the 2018-2023 (from 01.12.2018 to 30.11.2023) term,  the Board of Directors of Genève Aéroport is composed of 20 members. 


President of the board

Pierre Bernheim, President

  • M. Pierre Bernheim


Members appointed by the Grand council

  • M. Michel Fabre (PS)
  • M. Lulzim Jahiu (MCG)
  • M. Yves Nidegger (UDC)
  • M. Bertrand Robert Reich (PLR)
  • M. Patrick Schmied (PDC)
  • M. Quentin Stauffer (EAG)
  • M. Tristan Balmer Mascotto (V)


Members ​​​​appointed by the council of State

  • M. Pierre Bernheim
  • M. Jean-Luc Favre
  • M. Jacques Jeannerat
  • M. Stanislas Zuin
 

Members appointed from among their number by the administrative councils of the two Geneva municipalities on whose territory the noise zones of the airport platform extend, appointed by the State Council 

  • Willy Cretegny
  • Bernard Taschini


Member ​​appointed by the administrative council of Grand-Saconnex

  •  M. Laurent Jimaja


Member ​​appointed by the administrative council of Meyrin

  • M. Laurent Tremblet


Members appointed by the council of state, on the proposal of the conference of ministers of economy western Switzerland

  • Ms Karin Perraudin
  • M. David Pignolet


Member appointed by the council of state, on the proposal of the presidents of the general councils of the neighbouring french departments.

  • Ms Aurélie Charillon


Representative ​​​​appointed by the council of State

  • M. Philippe Matthey


Members elected by the institution's employees

  • M. Olivier Hohl
  • M. Thierry Mellina-Bares
  • M. Nicolas Vuille

Commissions:

  • CdD : Conseil de direction
  • CS : Commission Stratégie
  • CI : Commission Infrastructures
  • CARH : Commission Administration et Ressources humaines
  • CAF : Commission Audit et Finances​

Allocation

  • 1 member of each party represented in the Grand Council 
  • 5 members appointed by the Council of State
  • 1 member of the Administrative Council of the commune of Grand-Saconnex
  • 1 member of the Administrative Council of the commune of Meyrin
  • 2 members appointed by the Council of State, on a proposal from the Conference of the Heads of Departments of Public Economy of Western Switzerland 
  • 1 member designated by the Council of State, on a proposal from the chairmen of the General Councils of the neighbouring French departments
  • 3 members elected by the staff of the institution. 
  • 2 members appointed from among their number by the administrative councils of the two Geneva municipalities in whose territory the noise zones of the airport platform extend, appointed by the State Council 

The composition of the Board of Directors, with representatives of the political world and civil society with varied skills, ensures a democratic and balanced management of Genève Aéroport.

Management

The management of Genève Aéroport is organised around two business units: 

  • The Operations unit encompasses the aeronautical dimension of the airport, the safety, the security and the passengers.
  • The Commercial & Development unit covers both the aeronautical segment (royalties) and non-aeronautics segment, including businesses, bars and restaurants, advertising and public land management. 

Four departments support these two units within the Management: Human Resources, Finance, Technology and Infrastructure. In addition, the expanded management team is reinforced by the Communication and Environment & Sustainable Development departments.

Organigram

general manager

André SCHNEIDER, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
André SCHNEIDER
 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

Pierre GERMAIN, Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Commercial Officer
Pierre GERMAIN
 

Giovanni RUSSO, Chief Operations Officer

Chief Operations Officer
Giovanni RUSSO
 

SUPPORT UNIT

Susanna Swann, Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer
Susanna Swann
 

Aline VAGLIO, Directrice des Finances

Chief Financial Officer
Aline VAGLIO
 
 

Massimo GENTILE, Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer
Massimo GENTILE
 

Philippe MORAGA, Chief Technical Officer

Chief Technical Officer
Philippe MORAGA
 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE DIRECTORATE

Sandy BOUCHAT, head of communications and spokesperson

Head of Communication and spokesperson
Sandy Bouchat
 

Nathalie ROSSIER-ITEN, Head of Environment and Sustainable Development

Head of Environment and Sustainable Development
Nathalie ROSSIER-ITEN
 

GENERAL SECRETARIAT

Christine WIDMANN, Secretary General and Legal Affairs

Secretary General and Legal Affairs
Christine WIDMANN