Director of Airport Operations: Miriam Hoekstra - van der Deen


'Schiphol appeals to the imagination and inspires travel. Personally, I enjoy travelling to a variety of places. When I'm on holiday, I often take my family sailing on the Adriatic Sea. Another destination I like to visit is the city where I was born: Bangalore, India. I am fascinated by logistics and mobility. Because the airline industry is constantly changing, there is always room for improvement and innovation. The exceptional developments surrounding COVID-19 has made this even more important. A challenge I face is managing our operations as effectively as possible and thereby supporting the network that our clients rely on. This is how we can affordably offer all our airport’s clients what they need – something which is crucial for cargo, airlines and of course passengers. Our mission of ‘connecting your world' is one I happily work towards.'