Swissport restructures sales division
Swissport has appointed regional managers for its four newly created regions: Bruno Stefani, leader of Swissport’s Zurich operations, has been head of Switzerland since 1 June 2021; Philipp Frech, previously COO US East, becomes head of Germany & Austria; Jan van Engelen (photo) will join on 1 July 2021 as head of Continental Europe; and finally, Dirk Goovaerts, currently CEO Asia Pacific with Dnata, will join on 1 September 2021 as head of Middle East & Africa.
Previously vice president commercial aviation training for Europe, Middle East, Africa & India at CAE, a global provider in aviation training, van Engelen is an experienced executive with over 25 years of service in the aviation training services industry. He also served as vice president global sales, business development and marketing at CAE.
Also bringing over 25 years of experience, Goovaerts served as COO of Saudi Ground Services Company, as senior vice president Europe with Menzies Aviation and as finance director global network of outstations at Sabena. (amh)