Dr. Michael Ker Michael Kerkloh (64) started in September 2002 acquiring the helm of FMG, the Munich Airport operating company, as President and CEO. Under his leadership, Bavaria's gateway to the world has moved up to join the ranks of Europe's top air transportation hubs, with annual traffic exceeding 42 million passengers in 2016. Dr. Kerkloh has very successfully promoted a strategic partnership with Lufthansa German Airlines and in a unique joint venture both airport and airline have built terminal 2 and a state-of-the-art satellite to serve the growing demand of air traffic in Munich. Munich Airport has not only been chosen by travelers as Europe’s best,but was also appointed Europe’s first “5-star-Airport”. In 2017 Munich Airport won the Skytrax award for the “World’s Best Terminal”. Kerkloh graduated in Economics at the University of Frankfurt and completed a doctorate in Political Science. He started his career in aviation at Frankfurt airport and was later appointed managing director of Hamburg airport. From 2013 until 2016 he was president of the German airports Association (ADV).Being a Board Member of Airport Council International (ACI) in both,World and Europe, he was elected as President of ACI Europe in 2017.He now represents the interests of more than 500 airports in 45 European countries.