Joost Meijs CEO of AAA

Joost Meijs officially took over the CEO position at Aruba Airport Authority N.V.

ORANJESTAD – After the announcement back in March 2019 by Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) that its CEO Mr. James Fazio has decided to pursue other career opportunities, it was later announced in April 2019 that Mr. Joost Meijs, ex-CEO of Eindhoven Airport, will take over the responsibilities of Mr. Fazio as the new AAA CEO.

In the presence of his Excellency Governor of Aruba Mr. Alfonso Boekhoudt, her Excellency Prime Minister of Aruba Mrs. Evelyn Wever Croes, his Excellency Minister of Tourism Mr. Dangui Oduber, his Excellency Minister of Justice Mr. Andin Bikker, Chairperson of the Board of Supervisory Directors Mrs. Marion Kan together with other airport stakeholders and partners, the outgoing AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio symbolically handed over the vital airport position over to incoming AAA CEO Mr. Joost Meijs with a construction hard hat, safety vest and shovel.

“The airport is transitioning from the planning to the construction phase of the Gateway 2030 project and I’m excited to hand over the CEO position to Mr. Meijs who will now lead, guide and motivate the entire team to reach the airport’s expansion goal. I am convinced that the tourism and aviation partners and stakeholders will provide Mr. Meijs with the same heartfelt guidance and trust that was given to me. My five years at Aruba Airport couldn’t have been this successful without that support that I’m sure Mr. Meijs will also receive. I want to emphasize that I very much enjoyed my time in Aruba and I feel honored to have been trusted to lead Aruba’s national airport for the past 5 years,” said Mr. Fazio during his farewell speech.

All Excellences present expressed their gratitude for Mr. Fazio’s efforts and at the same time wished Mr. Meijs the best of luck in the years ahead leading the airport team to the next milestones, as Mr. Meijs will be responsible for the development of management and the organization, maintaining contacts with external stakeholders, and will oversee the airport’s redevelopment, as it starts a significant 5-year capital investment and construction program with a value of 300 million USD.

“I am ready to start this new journey with a lot of enthusiasm and determination to concretize what the entire team has visualized during the initial stages of the Gateway 2030 project. I thank Mr. Fazio for his guidance provided to the airport team the last 5 years and it is now my commitment to ensure that we cross the Gateway 2030 finish line with an airport we can all be very proud of, “ said Mr. Meijs during his first speech to all airport partners and stakeholders as the new AAA CEO.


Joost Meijs oficialmente a tuma posicion over como CEO di Aruba Airport Authority N.V.

ORANJESTAD – Despues di e anuncio cu a wordo haci na Maart 2019 door di Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) cu su CEO Sr. James Fazio a dicidi pa persigui otro oportunidadnan profesional, a anuncia despues na April 2019 cu Sr. Joost Meijs, ex-CEO di Eindhoven Airport, lo tuma e responsabilidadnan over di Sr. Fazio como AAA su CEO nobo.

Den presencia di su Excelencia Gobernador di Aruba Sr. Alfonso Boekhoudt, su Excelencia Prome Minister di Aruba Sra. Evelyn Wever Croes, su Excelencia Minister di Turismo Sr. Dangui Oduber, su Excelencia Minister di Husticia Sr. Andin Bikker, Chairperson di e Hunta di Directiva di Supervision Sra. Marion Kan hunto cu demas stakeholder y partner di aeropuerto, e CEO di AAA saliente Sr. James Fazio simbolicamente a pasa e trabou importante over na AAA su CEO nobo Sr. Joost Meijs cu un hard hat di construccion, un safety vest y un shovel.

“Aeropuerto ta pasando di e fase di planificacion over pa e fase di construccion di e proyecto  Gateway 2030 y mi ta contento di por pasa e posicion di CEO over na Sr. Meijs cu lo ta encarga pa lidera, guia y motiva e ekipo completo pa alcansa aeropuerto su metanan di expansion. Mi ta convenci cu e partnernan di turismo y aviacion lo brinda Sr. Meijs e mesun guia y confiansa cu a wordo duna na ami. Mi 5 añanan na Aeropuerto di Aruba no lo tabata asina exitoso sin e sosten cu mi ta sigur cu Sr. Meijs tambe lo ricibi. Mi kier enfatisa cu mi a echt gusta mi tempo na Aruba y mi ta sinti mi honra di a wordo confia pa lidera Aruba su aeropuerto nacional pa e ultimo 5 añanan,” asina Sr. Fazio a bisa durante su discurso di despedida.

Tur Excelencia presente a expresa nan gratitud pa e esfuersonan di Sr. Fazio y na mes momento a desea Sr. Meijs hopi exito pa e añanan nos dilanti unda e lo ta encarga pa lidera e ekipo di aeropuerto pa alcansa e siguiente milestonenan, mirando cu Sr. Meijs lo ta responsabel pa e desaroyo di management y e organisacion, como tambe mantencion di contacto cu stakeholdernan externo y lo guia e aeropuerto su proyecto di expansion cu ta bai cuminsa cu e inversion significante cu un balor di 300 miyon dollar.

“Mi ta cla pa cuminsa e etapa aki cu hopi entusiasmo y determinacion pa concretisa loke e ekipo completo a visualisa durante e fasenan inicial di e proyecto Gateway 2030. Mi ta gradici Sr. Fazio pa su guia duna na e ekipo di aeropuerto durante e ultimo 5 añanan y e ta mi compromiso awo pa sigura cu nos ta finalisa e proyecto cu un aeropuerto cu nos tur por ta hopi orguyoso di dje, “ asina Sr. Meijs a bisa durante su prome discurso dirigi na tur partner y stakeholder di aeropuerto como AAA su CEO nobo.