Maastricht strives for growth with Stekelenburg appointment

Jonas van Stekelenburg. Photo:

Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has appointed Jonas van Stekelenburg – former head of cargo at Schiphol – as interim chief executive to lead an “ambitious growth programme”.

The airport’s new holding company, NV HBLM, anticipates the appointment will drive forward MST’s strategic goals of sustainability, digitalisation, and cargo and passenger development.

With a career spanning from 2002 to 2018 at the Royal Schiphol Group, van Stekelenburg is “well-positioned to guide MST through its transitional phase”

He has already provided advisory services to MST’s management and supervisory board.

He will undertake the role for an initial term of nine months.

“Our strategy is focused on delivering a resilient, sustainable, and environmentally conscious airport for the local community and its future,” said van Stekelenburg.

“I thank my predecessor Jos Roeven for the great job he did, which has led to the strong foundation upon which we can now build.

“Moving forward, we are dedicated to furthering the sustainable evolution of MST’s operations and advancing both our passenger and cargo services.”

The changes come as part of a strategic initiative following the joint investment commitment of the Provincial Council of Limburg and the Royal Schiphol Group.

Former chief executive Jos Roeven, said: “My initial plan was to lead MST for five years when I started in 2017.

“That journey extended to six and a half years ¬– a period during which our team achieved remarkable milestones in cargo and passenger volumes.

“I take immense pride in our collective accomplishments. The airport is now poised to ascend to greater heights, fueled by its collaboration with the Royal Schiphol Group.”

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New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]