Budapest Airport CEO to Leave Company at End of July

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Chris Dinsdale, the CEO of Budapest Airport, will leave the company at the end of July, taking up a position as president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority in Canada.

Dinsdale informed the shareholders of Budapest Airport at the beginning of the year that after more than seven years in senior management and almost two decades in Hungary, he will be taking up a new challenge in his native Canada.

The shareholders of Budapest Airport respect the CEO’s decision and wish him all the best, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

Dinsdale has worked as CFO since 2015 and later also as deputy CEO, while finally as CEO since 2021 at the company operating Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Budapest Airport says that the expert has played a major role in the airport winning the Skytrax “Best Airport in Eastern Europe” award several times and the “Best Airport in Europe” Award, announced by Airports Council International (ACI) this month.

He created and implemented Budapest Airport’s corporate strategy and launched and implemented projects related to quality and sustainability as well.

Gerhard Schroeder, the chairman of the board of directors of Budapest Airport said, ”The shareholders and the entire management and staff of Budapest Airport are grateful for Chris Dinsdale’s commitment and leadership in the past years. Especially his dedication, ensuring the company’s stability during the pandemic and preparing the airport for the restart of aviation after COVID was outstanding. We wish him all the best and great success for his future work in Canada.”

The shareholders of Budapest Airport will announce the new CEO in the near future.

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