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Former Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans Appointed as the CEO of Reach Airports

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CEO Insights team

CEO Insights team

Reach Airports, a US based joint venture between Munich Airport International and the Carlyle Group’s CAG Holdings appointed Ginger Evans as its Chief Executive Officer. She will be providing leadership to the new company which offers training, consulting and management services to the aviation sector in the U.S, Canada, Mexico and other OECD countries. She will also be responsible for the management of the company, business development serving the North American market, and partnerships with airport-related service firms.

We are very pleased that Ginger Evans, one of the pre-eminent names in aviation, is at the helm of Reach Airports.



Welcoming Ginger to the team, Dr. Ralf Gaffal, MD, Munich Airport International, says, “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. Together, we will drive our presence in the North American market and offer airports improvements in operations, management and customer service”.

With a rich career in aviation sector, Ginger managed the master plan, environmental approvals, design and construction of Denver International Airport and was promoted to Director of Aviation. She also held senior management positions at Parsons and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Recently, Ginger served as the Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Aviation where she negotiated agreements for $10.4bn of capital improvements at O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Along with that, Ginger currently serves on the technical committee of Ainda Energia & Infraestructura and the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board.

Amit Rikhy, President & CEO, Carlyle Airport Group, comments, “We are very pleased that Ginger Evans, one of the pre-eminent names in aviation, is at the helm of Reach Airports. We look forward to working with Ginger and her team to establish and grow Reach Airports in the North American market and beyond”.