Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has announced the appointment of Bastiaan de Bruijne as its new General Counsel, replacing Gérard Borel.
De Bruijne joins the trade association for Europe’s airports from Royal Schiphol Group, which owns Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where he served as competition and regulation counsel.
“I am delighted to welcome Bastiaan de Bruijne on board as our new General Counsel. These are increasingly testing times for airports – with sustainability, security, safety, capacity, economics and market access all at the forefront of ACI Europe’s agenda,” said Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI Europe.
“As we prepare to say farewell and thank Gérard Borel for 19 years of impeccable service and dedication to our industry, Bastiaan will ensure continued legal expertise for our organization and its 500-strong airports membership & World Business Partners.”
De Bruijne, a Dutch national, worked with two international law firms as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands before his time with the Royal Schiphol Group.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at ACI Europe, just as Europe is embarking on a new 5-year political cycle,” said de Bruijne.
“The continued business transformation of Europe’s airports and the increasingly complex economic, political and regulatory environments in which they evolve mean that this is an exciting time to be part of the Voice of Europe’s airports – working for our members and advancing the industry.”