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GAD Americas
24-26 May 2022
San Juan, Puerto RicoEST/UTC-4 Time Zone

Andrew O'Brian
CEO at Reach Airports

Profile

Andrew O’Brian assumed responsibilities as CEO of Reach Airports, the U.S.-based joint venture between Munich Airport International’s (MAI) US holding and CAG Holdings, on August 1, 2021.Andrew is responsible for overall company management, business development, and cooperation with airport-related partner firms.

Mr. O´Brian was previously President and CEO of Quiport, a SPV launched to invest, build and operate the Quito International Airport, in the high Andes mountains of South America. He has been part of a global team of lenders, investors, developers and engineers to build a brand new greenfield international airport in the city of Quito (Ecuador). The airport today provides 9,000 full time jobs to the community with millions of dollars of direct and indirect impact to the city and the country, while passenger and cargo traffic has grown year on year since opening in 2013.

Under his leadership, Quito Airport received over 20 industry and passenger awards including consecutive accolades as South American’s Leading Airport from World Travel Awards and Best Regional Airport from Skytrax. In 2020, the airport also received the 5-star Skytrax qualification making it the first and only airport in the Americas region to have this distinction and be part of an elite group of airports in the world recognized for their efficiency and service level.

Before joining the Quito International Airport, Mr. O’Brian was CEO of Aerodom in the Dominican Republic; a package of six airports matched with substantial capital investment programs, all wrapped into a challenging Latin American business environment.

Agenda Sessions

  • What can we learn from the pandemic experience about success of the partnerships for managing risk, delivering projects, creating value and ROI for all?

    11:20am