Manuel graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Master’s degree in Business and a Major in Strategic Management and Marketing. Over the past 16 years Manuel has held various leadership positions in the aviation industry, at Air France-KLM and currently at Dubai Airports.

In this role Manuel is responsible for the passenger experience and the design of innovative and highly efficient passenger processes.

Manuel is married and has two children. In his free time he enjoys his kids, martial arts and off-roading.