Mehdorn Resigns as CEO of FBB: Departure in June 2015 at the Latest15.12.2014
Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, today notified Rainer Bretschneider, Chairman-in-Office of the Supervisory Board, that he is resigning his position as CEO. At the same time, Mehdorn told the Supervisory Board Chairperson that he would be willing to continue to perform his duties until a successor had been found, but that his resignation would take effect on 30 June 2015 at the latest.
Hartmut Mehdorn: “The decision for the schedule tables for the second half of 2017 which was made last Friday brought affairs full circle for me. When I took over as CEO of FBB in March 2013, the construction site was dominated by chaos and standstill. Now, the construction site organisation has been properly structured, the key technical issues have been decided and a new management team for BER and FBB is on board. Nevertheless, I have become aware in recent weeks that there has been speculation about my person from the sphere of the Supervisory Board which has exceeded the limits of what I regard as acceptable. I personally regret deeply my decision to resign; this step is not in line with my sense of responsibility or my personal goals. But as I weigh the circumstances of the situation, I see that it is necessary.”
The Supervisory Board and management of the Airport Company announced on 12 December 2014 that Berlin Brandenburg Airport has now been scheduled to open in the second half of 2017. The construction on the airport will be completed by March 2016 and will then be followed by its official acceptance, testing and trial operation.