Swissport announces new regional manager for Middle East and Africa

As part of a new commercial structure, Swissport has redesigned its market setup and appointed new regional managers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.


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The new leaders report directly to the President & CEO.


"Our new structure will make Swissport more customer centric. It enables faster decisions and supports operational excellence and a consistent service delivery," says Warwick Brady, President & CEO of Swissport International AG. "Swissport is back. As the global sector leader, we want to combine great customer service with cost leadership and provide better process flexibility and system compatibility than any competitor.”


As Head of the new Middle East & Africa region, Swissport has appointed Dirk Goovaerts, who will join the company on 1 September 2021. Goovaerts has over 25 years of experience in the cargo and ground handling industry.


Prior to joining Swissport, Goovaerts was CEO Asia Pacific with dnata. Previous roles included the positions as COO of Saudi Ground Services Company, Senior Vice President Europe with Menzies Aviation and as Finance Director Global Network of Outstations at Sabena.