Dnata introduces new management structure

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Dnata has introduced a new management structure to reflect the robust expansion of its International Airport Operations division.

The new set-up will enables the company to leverage strengths and synergies to continually provide its expected brand and service experience to all customers across its global operations.

The new structure, which has been implemented gradually, includes three newly created Regional Chief Executive Officer roles. Reporting directly to Stewart Angus, Divisional Senior Vice President, International Airport Operations, the Regional CEOs assume responsibility for dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations in multiple countries, managing a total workforce of 23,000 employees.

Ross Marino, a member of the dnata team since 2005, has been appointed Regional CEO, UK & Europe. In his new role, Marino will oversee dnata’s operations at 13 airports in Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK.

Dirk Goovaerts, who joined dnata in 2019 as Regional CEO, Asia Pacific, now takes responsibility for managing dnata’s businesses at ten airports in Australia, the Philippines and Singapore.

Janis Balkens, who was promoted to Regional CEO, New and Emerging Markets in 2018, will continue to lead the company’s operations at 35 airports in Brazil, Canada, Pakistan and Iraq.

Dnata’s extensive handling operations in the US, which covers 28 airports across the country, will continue to be overseen by David Barker, CEO of dnata USA.

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