Malta International Airport has announced the appointment of a new Head of Finance and Data Protection Officer, Heinz Lachinger, who will be joining the company on 1st July 2020.

He has also been appointed Director of Malta International Airport’s subsidiary companies; Airport Parking Ltd, Sky Parks Development Ltd, and Sky Parks Business Centre Ltd.

Mr Lachinger, who holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Hagen and an MBA in Controlling and Finance from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, has held top managerial roles in the aviation industry for more than 30 years.

At such a critical time for the MIA post COVID-19, Mr Lachinger brings a wealth of experience in the fields of risk and asset management, controlling and financial restructuring, long-term resource planning, and strategic investment.

“Mr Lachinger joins the Company at a very challenging time brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are confident that Mr Lachinger’s sound knowledge of the aviation industry coupled with his financial expertise will prove valuable to the Company as it navigates these unchartered waters and steers towards recovery,” said Malta International Airport Chief Financial Officer, Karl Dandler.

Mr Lachinger will take the reins from outgoing Head of Financial Control, Risk and Compliance, Mr Thomas Wohlfahrtstätter, who most recently spearheaded a cost-cutting exercise geared at mitigating the adverse financial impact of the crisis on the business.

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