'Schiphol is at the heart of society and almost every day it is in the global spotlight. This is not surprising given the airport's social and economic importance. I find it fascinating that Schiphol links more than 300 direct destinations and there are 500 companies located here. It is our privilege, along with a dedicated team real estate professionals, to further develop Airport City into a true meeting place for guests, visitors and more than 65,000 people who work at Schiphol. The personal trips I prefer are to countries in Southeast Asia and southern Africa. This is because I spent part of my childhood there. And flying on the return journey on home carrier KLM is the ultimate feeling of coming home.'