Liege Airport fires CEO for serious misconduct
Liege Airport’s Board of Directors have dismissed CEO Luc Partoune from his role for serious misconduct after an internal investigation found he had committed about 40 offences and irregularities, according to Belgian news website Aviation24.be. The board of directors met urgently on Tuesday, February 9 to look at the results of the offences which included rigged public contracts, fictitious jobs, unjustified expense reports and even corruption.
The board has appointed Frédéric Jacquet, deputy managing director, as the interim managing director, as they are in the process of recruiting a new general manager. According to a press release received by Aviation24, the company has said that the most important task as of now is to maintain the confidence of all the employees and partners, who make the airport today and who believe in the airport of tomorrow. It also said that the social, economic and environmental challenges that await the airport are extremely important and so they must mobilise all their energies.