30/11/2017

Basel-Mulhouse Airport: changes on the Board of Directors and Board’s Management Committee

Swiss delegation


Departure of Andreas BÜTTIKER, Vice-President of the Board of Directors on 31 December 2017

At its meeting of 1 December 2017, the Board of Directors paid tribute to Andreas BÜTTIKER, Vice-President of the Board of Directors since 1 August 2013.

Appointed as administrator in October 2010, Andreas BÜTTIKER immediately took his seat on the Board’s Management Committee at the side of Christoph BRUTSCHIN, then Vice-President of the Board of Directors.

He soon became actively involved in many airport projects, spearheaded strategic investments and addressed fundamental political issues of key importance for the future of the airport.
His term of office was particularly marked by the signing of the agreement regarding labour law in 2012, the inauguration of the Cargo Terminal in 2015 and the signing of the Franco-Swiss agreement clarifying the tax situation in 2017.

Jean-Pierre LAVIELLE, President of the Board of Directors emphasized his close cooperation with Andreas BÜTTIKER, conducted in a spirit of mutual trust.

The Board of Directors commends the outstanding commitment and motivation of Andreas BÜTTIKER whose departure is regretted by one and all.

Appointment of Raymond CRON as Vice-President of the Board of Directors effective as of 1 January 2018


At its meeting of 1 December 2017, the Board of Directors elected Raymond CRON as Vice-President of the Board of Directors. Raymond CRON will take office on 1 January 2018.

Graduating as a construction engineer from ETH ZURICH in 1983, Raymond CRON rounded off his initial training with courses in general management in 1999 and new concepts for Boards of Directors in 2011.

He has spent a large part of his career in the building and public works sector. In 2004 he joined the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) as General Manager, a post he held until 2008.

Among his responsibilities, he is Vice-President of Eurocontrol (European Aviation Safety Agency) and first Vice-President of the European Civil Aviation Conference.

Since October 2015 he has been Director of the “Switzerland Innovation” foundation, the umbrella organisation of Swiss innovation parks. In the exercise of his duties, he has also chaired the compensation fund commission for the closure of nuclear power plants and been involved in the commissions of major Basel hospital facilities.

The Board of Directors is delighted to welcome Raymond CRON to the board and wishes him every success in his new duties in the exercise of which he will join the Board’s Management Committee and the tripartite advisory committee (“Beirat”) of the airport.


French delegation


Appointment of Brigitte KLINKERT to the Board of Directors

Brigitte KLINKERT, President of the Upper Rhine Department Council since 1 September 2017, replaces Eric STRAUMANN as Department Council representative on the Board of Directors of Basel-Mulhouse Airport.

Brigitte KLINKERT has been first general councillor, then from 1994, departmental councillor.
From 2001 to 2008 she was Vice-President responsible for Solidarity Clusters, Culture and Heritage, Sports, Education and Community Life, after which she chaired the Culture and Heritage Commission from 2008 to 2017.

Colmar municipal councillor from 1993 to 2017, Brigitte KLINKERT was deputy mayor from 1989 to 2008.

She has also been representing Eric STRAUMANN, Upper Rhine deputy since June 2012.

The Board of Directors is delighted with the appointment of Brigitte KLINKERT and welcomes her to the Board.


Appointment of Fabian JORDAN to the Board of Directors as second French administrator to the Board’s Management Committee

Fabian JORDAN, President of the Mulhouse-Alsace Agglomeration since January 2017, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Basel-Mulhouse Airport as the representative of the Agglomeration by the Minister of Ecological Transition responsible for transport on 16 October 2017.

The Board of Directors appointed Fabian JORDAN as second French administrator to the Board’s Management Committee, replacing Jean-Marie BOCKEL whose term of office ended on 30 September 2017.





Attached: Table of members of the Board of Directors and Board’s Management Committee

 

  

 Members of the Board of Directors of Basel-Mulhouse Airport

 

8 French members

8 Swiss members

Jean-Pierre LAVIELLE

President of the Board of Directors

Honorary President of the Alsace Eurometropolitan Chamber of Industry and Commerce – South Alsace and Mulhouse Delegation

Raymond CRON (as of 01/01/2018)
Vice-President of the Board of Directors

Representative Canton Basel-Landschaft

Andreas BÜTTIKER (until 31/12/2017)

Pierre-Yves BISSAUGE

Representative of the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC)

Elisabeth ACKERMANN

President, Presidential Department of Canton Basel-Stadt

Michelle DESJARDINS

Deputy Director of Air Transport, French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC)

Jan BITTEL

Co-Head of Economic Affairs Division FOCA

Francis GISSINGER

Member of the Alsace Eurometropolitan Chamber of Industry and Commerce – South Alsace and Mulhouse Delegation

Christoph BRUTSCHIN

Councillor Basel-Stadt

Fabian JORDAN

President of the Mulhouse-Alsace Agglomeration

Thomas KNOPF

Delegate of the Board of Directors
CEO Ultra-Brag AG

Brigitte KLINKERT

President, Upper Rhine Department Council

Thomas KÜBLER
Head of Basel-Land Economic Development Agency

Laurent TOUVET

Prefect of the Upper Rhine

Dr. Thomas SIEBER

Member of corporate management, Bâloise Group

Jean-Marie ZOELLE

Mayor of Saint-Louis

Marcel ZUCKSCHWERDT

Deputy Director FOCA



Advisory members of the Board of Directors

 

2 German representatives

1 representative from Canton Jura

Dr. Dieter SALOMON

Mayor of Freiburg im Breisgau

 

Michel PROBST
Former minister of the Economy and Cooperation of the Republic of Canton Jura

Bärbel SCHÄFER

President of the government of Freiburg im Breisgau

 

 

Financial controllers


France

Switzerland

Hubert MONZAT

Jean-Paul VEST

 

Members of the Board’s Management Committee of Basel-Mulhouse Airport

 

3 French members

3 Swiss members

Jean-Pierre LAVIELLE

President of the Board of Directors

Honorary President of the Alsace Eurometropolitan Chamber of Industry and Commerce – South Alsace and Mulhouse Delegation

Raymond CRON (as of 01/01/2018)
Vice-President of the Board of Directors

Representative Canton Basel-Landschaft

Andreas BÜTTIKER (until 31/12/2017)

Fabian JORDAN

President of the Mulhouse-Alsace Agglomeration

Christoph BRUTSCHIN

Councillor Basel-Stadt

Frédéric VELTER

Deputy Director

Matthias SUHR

Director