Marcel Hungerbuehler takes over as CEO of BIAL from Albert Brunner

A quiet change took place at Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of Bengaluru International Airport.

Marcel Hungerbuehler took over as CEO of BIAL on February 1st, 2009 from Albert Brunner. Prior to this, Marcel was the the company’s COO for two years.

Those inside the industry know how instrumental Marcel was, in the start-up process and the operations of the Bengaluru International Airport. From personal experience, he is a methodical, pragmatic and engaging leader, and exactly the type BIAL needs during these turbulent times.

During his 40 years in the aviation industry, Marcel has held various high level management positions including Swissair and Swissport. An aviation all-rounder, he has held positions in various functions in operations and sales and marketing. He was Swissair’s Area Manager Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, District Manager UK and Ireland and Area Manager Asia and Middle East.

Before moving to BIAL, Marcel Hungerbuehler was Head of Swissport Zurich, the largest Ground Handling Company at Zurich Airport.

Congratulations Marcel.

Former CEO, Albert Brunner, is heading for the warm climes of the Caribbean for his next posting.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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