Schiphol President Jos Nijhuis to serve for another two years

J.A. (Jos) Nijhuis RA (1957) will continue to serve as the President of Schiphol Group for another two years. He has held this position since 1 January 2009. The extension will run from 1 January 2017 until 1 January 2019 and was decided by the Schiphol Group Supervisory Board.

According to Ms L.J. Gunning-Schepers, Chair of the Schiphol Group Supervisory Board:

'In recent years, Jos Nijhuis has successfully shaped the development and transition of Schiphol Group. The organisation is financially sound and internationally competitive. This is essential if we are to keep investing in the continued sustainable growth and strengthening of Mainport Schiphol and its important hub function. For example, foundations were recently laid for the development of a new pier and terminal, the railway and bus station zone and improved accessibility to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The focus also lies on tackling the operational sticking points caused by the considerable growth in the number of passengers and the further development of Lelystad Airport. In brief, the years ahead will prove very important for Schiphol's long-term position. The Supervisory Board is therefore pleased that Jos wishes to continue down the route we have taken until 2019.'

Jos Nijhuis: 'It is an honour and a pleasure to work at Schiphol. It is a wonderful organisation. We operate in a challenging context and work with the most professional and passionate staff in their field. Together with our many partners, I look forward to continuing to provide a good product while simultaneously preparing Schiphol for the future.'