Experienced Fraport Manager appointed CEO for the Group’s Activities in Greece
Alexander Zinell has been Head of Fraport AG’s External Activities and Investments since 2009 – New Fraport Greece CEO with several years of Experience Abroad
Fraport AG has appointed the CEO for the Group’s activities in Greece. As from this summer, Alexander Zinell will be Chief Executive Officer of the Group subsidiary “Fraport Regional Airports of Greece Management Company S.A.” based in Athens. Alexander Zinell, aged 49, 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 consultancy activities and airport investments. Under his leadership, Fraport successfully acquired new concessions for the operation of the airports in St. Petersburg (Russia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia), and, lately, the 14 Greek regional airports. Furthermore, the recent acquisition of the Airmall subsidiary in the U.S. opened up access to the world’s largest aviation market.
Zinell looks forward with optimism to his new tasks: “The 14 Greek regional airports hold great potential, particularly regarding tourism. But they are also highly significant for providing connectivity for the individual Greek regions and islands. I am looking forward to shaping the development of these locations in the future together with our Greek partners. I am convinced that tourism in Greece – along with the employees at the airports, the Greek state and not least Fraport itself – will all benefit greatly from this cooperation.”
Commenting on the appointment of Alexander Zinell as CEO for the Group’s activities in Greece, Fraport AG’s executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, said: “I am very happy that we have been able to entrust Alexander Zinell with this demanding task. He has accumulated many years of experience abroad and has done an outstanding job of expanding our network of international airports. All our Group airports have developed very well over the past years. We wish him great success with his new role.”
The President and CEO of Copelouzos Group, Dimitris Copelouzos, noted: “We welcome Alexander Zinell on his new responsibilities. I am sure that his long experience and professionalism will give additional boost to the investment. We are ready to work hard for our country to have 14 exceptional gateways for tourists and foreign visitors”.
Since the concession contracts for the 14 Greek regional airports have already been signed, Fraport Greece anticipates that it will assume full responsibility for operating and further developing these airports by the end of this year.