Swissport to streamline operations

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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With effect from January 1 2019, Swissport International will consolidate its existing regional structure from nine to three management regions.

These will comprise EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), the Americas (the US, Canada and Latin America) and the Asia-Pacific. The new structure is intended to reduce overheads across the organisation and support faster decision making.

The new EMEA region with Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will be managed by Luzius Wirth, currently Executive Vice President UK & Ireland and member of Group Executive Management. Glenn Rutherford, presently in charge of Swissport in Australia and New Zealand, will be heading up the greater Asia-Pacific region. Joe Phelan, currently Group Chief Operating Officer, will temporarily head the Americas Region, until a permanent internal or external candidate is appointed. The three Regional Heads on Group Executive level will report to Eric Born, President & CEO of Swissport International.

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