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Former Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner, Ginger Evans, is the new CEO of Reach Airports, a US-based airport management joint venture between Munich Airport International and The Carlyle Group’s CAG Holdings.

Reach Airports notes that her “unique background, coupled with her unparalleled expertise, will provide leadership to the new company which offers training, consulting and management services to the aviation sector in the US, Canada, Mexico and other OECD countries”.

At Reach Airports she will be responsible for the overall management of the company, business development serving the North American market, and partnerships with airport-related services firms.  

“We are very happy to welcome Ginger on board. Her decades of experience in leadership positions, her extensive knowledge and her excellent network in the aviation industry make her the perfect fit for this important position,” says managing director of Munich Airport International, Dr Ralf Gaffal.

“Together, we will drive our presence in the North American market and offer airports improvements in operations, management and customer service.” 

Evans has a long-standing and broad career in the aviation sector.

In addition to her role at the Chicago Department of Aviation, she has managed the master plan, environmental approvals, design and construction of Denver International Airport and was promoted to director of aviation.

She has also held senior positions at CH2M HILL, Carter & Burgess, Parsons and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. 

“We are very pleased that Ginger Evans, one of the pre-eminent names in aviation, is at the helm of Reach Airports,” shares Amit Rikhy, president and CEO of the Carlyle Airport Group.

“We look forward to working with Ginger and her team to establish and grow Reach Airports in the North American market and beyond.” 


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