New VP of acquisitions for OMERS airports unit

Seasoned exec Amit Rikhy (pictured) joins from Vantage Airport Group

ADC&HAS Airports Worldwide, whose majority shareholder is Canada’s Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), has appointed Amit Rikhy as its new vice president of acquisitions, the global operator and investor in airports said in a statement. 

In his new role and as a key member of ADC&HAS’ executive management team, Rikhy will lead the execution of the company’s public-private partnership (P3) and corporate acquisition efforts.

Rikhy brings extensive experience to the position, having previously served as vice president of business development at Vantage Airport Group where he led all aspects of airport P3s, acquisition, development, financial, and other related initiatives.

“He brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the sourcing and execution of investments, asset management, operational improvement, stakeholder relations and governance to his new position at ADC&HAS,” the company said.

ADC&HAS Airports Worldwide was initially the result of a partnership between Canada’s Airport Development Corporation (ADC) – an airport development and airport facilities company with experience in airport privatisations – and US airport operator HAS Development Corporation (HASDC), an affiliate of Houston Airport System. 

Today, ADC&HAS is a privately-held corporation, headquartered in Houston. In addition to OMERS, ADC and HAS hold minority stakes in the global airport equity operator.