CURACAO AIRPORT HOLDING
INTERVIEW WILHELMUS IGNACIO
W. IGNACIO MSC. | MANAGING DIRECTOR
Managing Director of CAH Wilhelmus Ignacio is an ambitious man with the willpower to realize his dreams. As a boy, Wilhelmus loved to play ball and for a while, school wasn’t his biggest priority. This changed when he started working and experienced what he could achieve when putting his mind to it. Within no time Wilhemus was able to work his way up in every job that crossed his path and this sparked his fervor to learn and explore.
Since Wilhelmus’ family had a background in aviation, the choice wasn’t hard. Wilhemus moved to Holland to study Aviation. After successfully finishing this study, his desire to learn was stronger than ever and he continued to study Aviation followed by Total Quality Management.
During and even after his study, Wilhelmus was able to gain more working experience by multiple jobs in aviation at Schiphol: from the luggage department to passenger handling, engineering, and managing. Hence, Wilhelmus prepped himself for a fruitful future in aviation.
When Wilhelmus had the chance to go back to Curacao to start a career at CAH, he grabbed it with both hands. He started as an Advisor Airport Operations and slowly his idea of Curacao International Airport as an international, economically attractive partner all over the world started taking concrete forms.
Wilhemus is now Managing Director at CAH. With his bird eye view he’s able to make decisions or delegate the work process,
but since his passion for aviation is his biggest motivator, he’s still an important player in the field as well. The last couple of years the collaboration between CAP en CAH has perfected and together they’ve finalized great steps in developing the airport. Wilhelmus is determined to continue doing this.
Wilhelmus his dreams for the airport are ambitious, just like himself. He sees Curacao as the perfect hub between the North and South of America: the ideal spot outside the hurricane belt with the longest landing strip of the Caribbean and the correct legislation. “There’s still space to develop and to grow: literally and figuratively and I’m up for the challenge.”