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Copenhagen Airport Appoints Christian Poulsen as New CEO

The Board of Directors of Copenhagen Airports A/S has appointed Christian Poulsen as the airport’s CEO, effective January 1, 2024.

Poulsen has been the acting CEO since September 30, 2023, following the departure of Thomas Woldbye to Heathrow Airport in London. With over 14 years of experience at Copenhagen Airport, including the Chief Operating Officer (COO) role for the past four years, Poulsen brings in-depth knowledge and leadership skills to drive the airport’s continued growth.

The decision to appoint Poulsen came after an extensive recruitment process led by an international search firm.

Lars Nørby Johansen, the Chairman of the Board at Copenhagen Airport, said: “Christian Poulsen has the qualities that are important for the position: he possesses a unique combination of having an in-depth knowledge of the airport and its many stakeholders, and he is also an extremely competent leader who can ensure that the airport continues its positive development and maintains momentum.”

Christian Poulsen stated: “I am very proud and humbled to have received the opportunity to become CEO of Copenhagen Airports. I look forward to using my insight and experience from my years at the airport to continue developing the airport and taking it to a new level for the benefit of passengers, business partners and Danish infrastructure. I will contribute to ensuring that CPH remains an attractive and competitive airport for many years to come.”

Copenhagen Airport Initiatives As A Passenger-Friendly Hub

Copenhagen Airport is undertaking several significant initiatives to enhance its status as a passenger-friendly travel hub and ensure its long-term attractiveness.

These include developing the Terminal 3 area, expanding the baggage claim area, improving passport control capacity, and upgrading the shopping center.

Furthermore, the airport is committed to the green transition of the aviation industry through partnerships focused on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) development and testing, as well as accommodating future noise-reduced and fuel-efficient aircraft. Additionally, Copenhagen Airport is undergoing a comprehensive digital transformation to enhance the passenger experience and internal operations.

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