Brian Petersen resigns as CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S.

Brian Petersen has decided to step down from the role of CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S after 3½ years. 


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“After many years abroad the years in Copenhagen Airports have given me a fantastic introduction to Danish business life. The strong results in the airport have opened many doors for me such as the Chairmanship of VisitDenmark and Bang & Olufsen. We have established a very strong leadership team in CPH and I feel ready to move on to new assignments outside the airport” said Brian Petersen. “I would like to thank CPH’s Supervisory Board for making it possible to deliver good results to the benefit of passengers, airlines and other companies in CPH.”

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Brian for his leadership through the past 3½ years” said Henrik Gurtler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Copenhagen Airport has emerged as a strong, customer focused operation with growing passenger numbers, despite the economic environment over that period. We wish him well for the future.”

In the last three years Copenhagen Airports has focused on core business - its customers, its operations and its infrastructure to come through the challenges of the financial crisis and deliver improvements in operational performance, passenger experience and customer service. 

“This year Copenhagen Airport has presented the highest growth in traffic amongst the larger European airports, which among other things is due to the strategic partnership, which CPH and SAS entered into earlier this year. The partnership has resulted in a historic growth in the number of transfer passengers. Furthermore Copenhagen Airports’ new low cost pier CPH Go, which will ensure continued low cost growth, will open October 31st,” said Henrik Gürtler.

Copenhagen Airports A/S continues to be supported by a strong executive management team. The search for a new CEO will commence immediately and CFO Per Madsen has been registered as an Executive Director at the Danish Commerce And Companies Agency.