The Board of Directors of Corporación Quiport announced today a change at the highest level of the management of the concession company of the airport service of the city of Quito. Andrew O’Brian, currently President and CEO of Quiport, presented his resignation in recent days before the group of shareholders, made up of Odinsa from Colombia, CCR from Brazil and HAS-Development Corporation (HAS-DC) from the United States. The person who will assume the functions of new President and CEO, as of June 1, 2021, is Ramón Miró, who has just held the presidency of HAS-DC in the city of Houston.
The Board of Directors expressed its deep gratitude to Andrew O’Brian for all the management carried out throughout his nine years in the Quito International Airport project, of which eight have been as President and CEO.
On behalf of the shareholders and employees of Quiport, Cristiane Gomes and Andrés Ortega, members of the company’s Board of Directors, said that “Andrew O´Brian always demonstrated absolute clarity regarding his objectives and was able to successfully lead the company , always demonstrating, in addition to his professional capacity, his innate talent for human relations at all levels. We wish him the best in the new professional stage that he has decided to start ”. In addition, they explained the reasons that motivated the appointment of Ramón Miró: “he is a professional with extensive experience and trajectory, who has been part of the Board of Directors and knows the company and the project; for our part, we will give him all the support and confidence necessary for him to start his administration on the right foot.
Ramón Miró, the next President and CEO of Quiport, comes from presiding over HAS-DC, a pioneering US company in airport investment and consulting in Latin America, a subsidiary of Houston Airport System, the company that manages the three airports in that city.
Mr. Miró is a US citizen, born in El Salvador. He has been involved for more than 15 years in airport concessions, such as the Quito International Airport, Ecuador and the Juan Santamaría Airport in San José, Costa Rica, two of the most awarded airports in the Americas. Initially he was involved in prospects on a global level, including countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and Croatia, for example. Since 2017 he has participated in the Board of Directors of Quiport and in different committees, such as the financial one, he has known the project for a long time; and he has been a great admirer of the performance and the many achievements and recognition that he has obtained.
After the announcement of his appointment, Ramón Miró stated that he arrives with great enthusiasm, very committed to working for Quiport and for the Quito airport. “It is an honor to assume this position; I thank the shareholders of Quiport for their confidence in my capabilities and I want to say to the people of Quito and Ecuador that I will maintain the management line that has taken the airport to preponderant places on an international scale, to the pride of this wonderful country and its people, seeking new heights to reach. I thank Andrew O’Brian for the great legacy he leaves and I wish him well in the future, “he said.
Ramón Miró studied engineering at Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas), has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) and obtained the “International Airport Professional” certification (IAP; 2013), awarded after have completed the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP), jointly offered by the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which is the governing body of civil aviation on a global scale.