Robert Deillon has handed the keys of Genève Aéroport to André Schneider
Robert Deillon, General Manager of Genève Aéroport since 2006, has symbolically passed this morning the keys of the airport to André Schneider, his successor. Mr Deillon, who will retire on 31 January 2017, will remain at the service of the institution to manage this transition.
A ceremony for the handover of powers between Mr Robert Deillon and Mr André Schneider was held this morning at 8:30, in the presence of the President of the Council of State, François Longchamp and of Corine Moinat, Chair of the Board of Directors of Genève Aéroport.
The Board of Directors had launched early 2015 a recruitment process to ensure the succession of Robert Deillon, who will retire on 31 January 2017.
At the end of a demanding selection process, Mr André Schneider had been designated by the Board of Directors in April 2016.
Starting 1st September 2016 and until end of January, Mr Deillon will be available to the Board of Directors to handle the files that the latter would entrust him, represent Swiss airports in the boards of directors of ACI Europe and ACI World in major international events dedicated to aeronautical and airport issues and accompany the transition with his successor.
During the ceremony, Robert Deillon thanked his teams, as well as all the employees of the companies that are active on the airport site. He also wished his successor André Schneider all success.
The retirement of Robert Deillon, end of January 2017, will give the opportunity to the Board of Directors to make an exhaustive assessment of his action at the command of Genève Aéroport for ten years.
Nevertheless, the Board of Directors has already thanked Robert Deillon for his entire contribution to the airport’s achievements, particularly in the context of infrastructure modernisation and development and service densification, which enhanced the influence of Geneva and its region.
Robert Deillon has also consolidated Genève Aéroport in its role as engine of the regional economy. He made sure infrastructure would meet the growing demand.
The significant increase in the investment volume, which he himself called, has contributed to the qualitative development of the airport.