Josef Felder (April 25th,1961) was CEO of Zurich Airport Ltd from 1998-2008. Today, he works full time as an independent board member of several companies.
During his many years as CEO of Zurich Airport Ltd, Josef Felder and his team wore many hats and faced many extremely demanding situations. He managed the company through its privatization and – in spiteof many setbacks – set Zurich Airport on the road to success. Swiss travel manager magazine chose him as Personality of the Year 2008 ‘’for his achievements, his commitment and his pioneering vision’’. Before joining Zurich Airport, Josef Felder, worked for 10 years in a senior capacity at Crossair for European regional air transport.
Before that, he gained professional experience in the automotive sector, in international trusts, the raw materials business, and in real estate.
Josef Felder graduated with a Swiss federal diploma in accounting and controlling, completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in 2007 and in 2020 a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) at IFZ (Institute of Financial Services Zug) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
In 2019 he was promoted to the honorary member of the largest Children Foundationin Switzerland, Pro Juventute.