He will replace Miquel Puig at the head of the abertis group airport division.
The Board of Directors of Abertis Infraestructuras has passed the appointment of Carlos del Río as new Managing Director of abertis airports in place of Miquel Puig, who has been the top executive of the abertis airport division for the last three years. Also proposed to the Board of Directors of TBI plc –a company acquired in 2005 by abertis (90%) and Aena Internacional (10%)- is the appointment of Carlos del Río as Chief Executive Officer of TBI.
Carlos del Río (Madrid, 1950) is a qualified Telecommunications Engineer and until now has occupied the post of Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), the company that runs 12 airports in the Pacific region of Mexico, including those of the two main cities: Guadalajara and Tijuana. The GAP airports generate traffic of more than 20 million passengers per year. Before that, and for almost 10 years, he was the Managing Director of Control y Montajes Industriales CYMI S.A., of the Dragados group.
The until-now Managing Director of the abertis airport division, Miquel Puig, will continue being linked with the Group supporting the business development work of the different sectors of abertis activities, with special emphasis on identifying new expansion opportunities in the international markets.
Through its TBI pcl branch, abertis airports runs a total of eight international airports. Three of these are in the United Kingdom (London Luton, Cardiff International and Belfast International), one in Sweden (Stockholm Skavsta), three in Bolivia (La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba) and finally one in the United States (Orlando Sanford). It also has operating contracts with local governments or authorities in three more airports in the United States (Atlanta, Georgia and Burbank) and provides consultancy services through a consortium in Miami (Florida). abertis also runs, through the Codad company, the two runways at El Dorado airport, in Bogotá (Colombia).
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