dnata appoints managing director for Switzerland

dnata has announced the appointment of Willy Ruf as the company’s Managing Director for Switzerland.

In his role, Willy will oversee dnata’s ground handling and cargo business and operations at Geneva Airport (GVA) and Zürich Airport (ZRH) in Switzerland.

He will manage a team of 1,100 employees, ensuring world-class services and safety for over 30 airline customers.

A Swiss national, Willy has over 30 years of international experience in the ground handling, cargo and travel industries. Most recently, he has been dnata’s Head of Operations in Geneva.

Prior to joining dnata, he held various senior leadership roles at Wisag and Swissport across Europe.

Willy will report to Stewart Angus, dnata’s Regional CEO for Europe. His appointment is effective 1 January 2024.

In his new role Willy will replace Roberto Feijoo Lopez, who decided to leave dnata to pursue another opportunity.

Stewart Angus said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Willy, who has demonstrated exceptional management skills and steadfast commitment to excellence as our operations leader in Geneva.

“As a respected and experienced leader in our industry, he is well-equipped to contribute significantly to our strategic objectives and strengthen dnata’s market presence in Switzerland.

“I would genuinely like to thank Roberto for his important contribution to the success and development of dnata Switzerland over the past 16 years. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours”.