Departure of CEO Paul Riemens


Paul Riemens will be standing down as CEO/Chairman of Air Traffic Control The Netherlands (LVNL) with effect from 7 April 2016 in order to take up a position as CEO/Chairman of RAI Amsterdam.

Paul Riemens has been CEO/Chairman of LVNL since 2008. He started as an air traffic controller in 1988. Between 1998 and 2008 he occupied various management positions, including General Manager Research and Development, Director Mainport Schiphol LVNL and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Riemens has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation), the international organisation for air traffic control organisations, since 2011.

Gerlach Cerfontaine (Chairman of the LVNL Supervisory Board) says: “Air Traffic Control The Netherlands has developed enormously in the recent years under Paul Riemens’ leadership. Paul Riemens is an inspirational and pioneering leader who is focused on constantly improving performance. The Supervisory Board would like to thank Paul for his contribution, both in the Netherlands and internationally.

The process for recruiting a new CEO/Chairman has been initiated by the LVNL Supervisory Board. The CEO is appointed by the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment.