Christian Poulsen has been appointed CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S

The Board of Directors of Copenhagen Airports A/S has appointed the airport's acting CEO, Christian Poulsen, as chief executive officer (CEO) from 1 January 2024. 


Christian Poulsen has been acting CEO since 30 September 2023, where Thomas Woldbye left the company to become CEO of Heathrow Airport in London. Christian Poulsen has held various leading positions at Copenhagen Airport for more than 14 years, including the position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the past four years.


"After a thorough recruitment process led by an international search firm, we have chosen Christian Poulsen as CEO of Copenhagen Airports. Christian Poulsen has the qualities that are important for the position: he possesses a unique combination of having an in-depth knowledge of the airport and its many stakeholders, and he is also an extremely competent leader who can ensure that the airport continues its positive development and maintains momentum," says Chairman of the Board Lars Nørby Johansen.


Copenhagen Airport is in the process of several major initiatives to ensure that the airport remains an attractive, passenger-friendly traffic hub for Denmark in the future. Among other things, the airport is developing the Terminal 3 area and doubling the size of the baggage claim area, creating better capacity at the passport control, and upgrading the shopping center. At the same time, the green transition of the aviation industry is an area that Copenhagen Airport has its focus on, among other things by engaging in partnerships evolving around the development and testing of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and creating space for the more noise-reduced and fuel-efficient aircraft of the future. In addition, the airport is undergoing an ambitious digital development that will strengthen both the passenger experience and internal work procedures.


"I am very proud and humble to have received the opportunity to become CEO of Copenhagen Airports. I look forward to using my insight and experience from my years at the airport to continue developing the airport and taking it to a new level for the benefit of passengers, business partners and Danish infrastructure. I will contribute to ensuring that CPH remains an attractive and competitive airport for many years to come," says Christian Poulsen.