Former Eindhoven Airport CEO Joost Meijs has officially taken over as CEO of Aruba Airport Authority (AAA) after James Fazio left the role to pursue other career opportunities.
Outgoing CEO Fazio has symbolically handed over the vital airport position over to incoming AAA CEO Meijs with a construction hard hat, safety vest and shovel.
Meijs will be responsible for the development of management and the organization, maintaining contacts with external stakeholders, and will oversee the airport’s redevelopment, as it starts a significant 5-year capital investment and construction program with a value of $300 million.
“I am ready to start this new journey with a lot of enthusiasm and determination to concretize what the entire team has visualized during the initial stages of the Gateway 2030 project
“I thank Mr. Fazio for his guidance provided to the airport team the last 5 years and it is now my commitment to ensure that we cross the Gateway 2030 finish line with an airport we can all be very proud of,“ said Meijs.