Daels, Kurt

Chair of the ACI EUROPE Economics Committee & Head of Regulation, Contracts & Charges, Brussels Airport

Daels, Kurt

Chair of the ACI EUROPE Economics Committee & Head of Regulation, Contracts & Charges, Brussels Airport

Biography

Kurt has been Head of Regulations, Charges and Contracts for Brussels Airport Company since 2012. In this role, he is responsible for the economic regulatory framework for the airport and the relevant regulatory aspects relating to Ground Handling. He led the 2014-2015 consultation process with airlines and regulator on the definition of the new regulatory charges for the period 2016-2020. In the course of 2017 he led the selection procedure for the granting of new licences for the restricted ground handling activities to the Ground Handling Companies for the next 7 year licence period. Prior to his current role he worked as Head of Controlling and Treasury for Brussels Airport Company. In this role he actively participated in the 2004 privatization of the company focusing on the due diligence and the definition of the economic regulatory framework. He was also responsible for the business planning and the refinancing. This provides a solid background for his current role, translating a business plan into regulated charges. Since 2012 Kurt is member of ACI Europe Economics Committee and in 2016 he was nominated Chair.