After seven years, August Wilhelm Henningsen has resigned as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH. His successor is Andreas Rieckhof, State Councilor of the Hamburg Authority for Economics and Innovation. Rieckhof has been a member of the supervisory board since 2015, including as chairman of the planning and construction committee.
August Wilhelm Henningsen became a member of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH on October 1, 2015 and at the same time took over as Chairman. The former CEO of Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg led the airport’s supervisory board at a time characterized by changes – most recently the corona pandemic, the most serious crisis in the history of the aviation industry.
"We would like to thank August Wilhelm Henningsen for his unparalleled, long-term commitment to the airport and the entire aviation location of Hamburg. In particularly difficult times, he always guided the fortunes of the Supervisory Board with profound expertise, the necessary courage for innovative decisions and a big heart for aviation. With his expertise, he has helped prepare Hamburg Airport for the challenges ahead,” says Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, representing the majority owner of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH. "At the same time, we are pleased that State Councilor Andreas Rieckhof, an experienced advisor to Hamburg Airport, has taken over the office. In his seven years on the supervisory board, he has already played a key role in shaping the positive development of the site, including as chairman of the planning and construction committee. Now he has taken over the helm of the Supervisory Board in very dynamic times.”
In addition to August Wilhelm Henningsen, Ralf Staak and Jutta Bauer left the Supervisory Board in the course of this year. New to the supervisory board of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH are Nadine Bräuninger, representing the Hamburg authorities for the environment, climate, energy and agriculture, Birgit Schweeberg, representing the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and Franziska Gscheidlinger, representing the airport staff.