Director Strategy & Airport Planning: Richard Emmerink

I have always had success in the transport industry. I worked and was promoted in road transport, and also spent many years in the OV business. Aviation was the missing piece of the puzzle, so I can now give it my attention – especially because I believe that aviation is at a tipping point. Corporate Responsibility is the only way forward, and Schiphol can and should play a leading role in that. It’s great that I can contribute to this, along with many others motivation by aviation. My favourite Schiphol airline destination is Italy. My wife is Italian, so our two children are half-Dutch/half-Italian and Italy is a second home for us. Italy also has the most beautiful cities, great mountains and best food, and last but not least, very sincere and helpful people.