When taking up the position as new CFO of Copenhagen Airports A/S (CPH) on 1 December, Rasmus Lund will join a fast growing airport with a myriad of construction projects and steady growth in passenger numbers.
In 2017, CPH invested DKK 1.47bn in expansion projects at the airport and generated revenue of DKK4.4bn. In addition, this was a year with 29.1 million passengers passing through the airport terminals and 730 aircraft landing and taking off daily.
“Copenhagen Airport is a complex, busy and very exciting growth business, so finding a new CFO with the right profile, experience and competences was essential. I’m very pleased to say that in Rasmus Lund, we found the ideal candidate,” said Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S.
A frequent traveller
Given the many travel days in his previous positions with ISS and Saxo Bank, Rasmus Lund has been a frequent user of Copenhagen Airport.
“I’ve always taken great pleasure in travelling through Copenhagen Airport. It’s an airport we can definitely be proud of, and I look forward to joining the company behind it and to becoming part of the big construction projects that will improve and prepare the airport for the future,” said Rasmus Lund.
The company Copenhagen Airports A/S has approximately 2,500 employees, but there are also more than 700 other companies operating at the airport and they have a total of about 23,000 employees, spanning from airlines and ground handlers to shops and technical installations and services.
“After spending a number of years in an extremely digital business like Saxo Bank, I’m now really looking forward to having so many new colleagues working in a variety of different jobs ranging from security and sales to cleaning and complex construction projects. Having said that, I also believe we may well see a number of digital solutions in the future that will give passengers an even better travel experience than they have today,” said Rasmus Lund.
Thomas Woldbye points to Rasmus Lund’s combination of financial and digital competences.
“The future of airports and of travel will be much more digital. Just think about how most people do self check-ins, choose their seats, use bag drops and have their boarding cards on their smartphones. That’s not the way it was just a few years ago, and there is no indication that the process to digitalise the travel experience will stop here. That’s something the airport – and our new CFO – must be ready for,” said Thomas Woldbye.
FCK or Brondby?
Rasmus Lund is a state-authorised public accountant. He began his career with Arthur Andersen, a company later acquired by Deloitte. In 2004, he joined ISS as head of Corporate Reporting, Systems and Controlling and was appointed regional finance director in 2007.
In 2008, he joined Saxo Bank as finance director and was appointed Group CFO of the company in 2012.
Rasmus Lund lives in Gentofte, north of Copenhagen, with his partner Birgitte Kimø in a blended family with three older teenagers: a daughter and two sons. In addition to enjoying travel, family and friends, his passions include cycling, and he spent this summer on the roads of northern Italy.
On the football scene, his new colleagues at the airport will also see quite a big change: While the former CFO, Lars Jønstrup, is a Brøndby supporter, Rasmus Lund roots for FC Copenhagen.