Bert van der Stege Vice President, Business Development & Chief Commercial Officer
Bert van der Stege joined HIAA in 2016 and is responsible for the customer airport experience and all revenue development, both aeronautical and non-aeronautical. This includes overseeing strategies to increase flights, destinations, passengers and cargo numbers; and to grow revenue from non-aeronautical sources including parking, shops, restaurants, advertising, and vehicle rentals. He also takes the lead to attract and retain terminal building tenants as well as the commercial development of airport property.
Bert brings 20 years of industry experience to the team. He has a diverse background in airline and airport management in both strategic and operational roles. Bert was awarded ‘Canada’s 2016 top talent in aviation under 40’ by Wings Magazine. Before coming to Canada, Bert travelled extensively and worked on six of the seven continents of the world. He spent 10 years at Lufthansa in a number of leadership positions and was Vice President Commercial and Chief Restructuring Officer with several regional carriers before joining Halifax Stanfield.
Born in the Netherlands, he studied international business at universities in Groningen (NL), Auckland (NZ), Mainz (DE) and London (UK) with a Bsc and Msc degree.