Management & Organizational Structure
Board of Directors
Dr. Stefan Schulte, President
Holger Schaefers, Vice President
Christos Copelouzos, Vice President
Dr. Matthias Zieschang, Member
Charles Weinland, Member
Ioannis Arapoglou, Member
Michael Dedieu, Member
The Management Board of Fraport Greece manages the company’s strategic and operative business and is responsible for the activities at the 14 Greek regional airports.
Alexander Zinell, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Alexander Zinell, born in 1967, is a business graduate and has been with Fraport since 2001. As from 2003, he held executive positions for six years at Fraport subsidiaries in the U.S. and Turkey. In 2009, he took charge of Fraport’s “Global Investments and Management” unit which is responsible for the Group’s international airport investments and consultancy activities. Under his leadership, Fraport recently acquired the Airmall subsidiary in the U.S. and thus, opened up access to the world’s largest aviation market. In addition, Fraport successfully acquired new concessions for the operation of the airports in St. Petersburg (Russia), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the 14 Greek regional airports.
Vangelis Baltas, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Vangelis Baltas began his career at the investment banking division of HSBC. From 2007 until 2016, he served as the Chief Business Development Officer at Copelouzos Group – with responsibility for the Group’s investment activities, including the acquisition of the concession for Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport, the participation of Copelouzos Group in Athens International Airport, as well as the concessions for the 14 Greek Regional airports. Since 2011 until July 2016 he was a member of the board of directors at Northern Capital Gateway, the company that owns the concession for managing and developing Pulkovo Airport. His credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Boston University and a Masters in Finance degree from Bentley University.
Andreas Karvelas, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Andreas Karvelas was part of the leading team which completed the expansion and upgrade of the 14 regional airports under concession to Fraport Greece. Andreas has 40 years of management experience in large-scale projects, including power plants, airports, railways, renewable sources etc. He was Deputy CTO of Fraport Greece until 13 May 2022, when he became CTO. He has contributed significantly to company’s development and growth throughout its first 6 years. Other past positions include technical director of Copelouzos Group, projects director of MΕΤΚΑ, technical director of EΤΕΚΑ.
Panagiotis Spyratos, Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Panagiotis Spyratos joined Fraport Greece at the start of the project in 2016 as Director of Airport Operations for Cluster A. He then took over as Head of Aviation responsible for aviation related issues at Fraport Greece’s 14 regional airports. In May 2022, he commenced his new role as Acting COO. Panagiotis has more than 25 years of aviation experience having worked at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” S.A. He is a holder of a FAA Commercial pilots’ license and owns a degree from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA in Aeronautical Engineering and an executive MBA from the ALBA Graduate Business School.