Director Strategy & Airport Planning: Richard Emmerink

I have always had a passion for transport. In 1996 I completed my PhD in transport economics and have been working in transportation for most of my career. Aviation was the missing piece, and I am grateful I can now contribute to this sector at a crucial moment in time: Aviation is at a turning point. Sustainability is the only way forward, and at Schiphol we want to be among the leaders of the sector. My favourite Schiphol airline destination is Italy as it is like a second home for us. My wife is Italian, so our two children are half-Dutch/half-Italian and combine the Dutch and Italian culture. Italy has the most beautiful cities, great mountains and best food, and last but not least, very open, joyful and helpful people.