Dirk Goovaerts

Dirk Goovaerts joined Swissport as CEO of Continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa in September, 2021, and reports directly to the Group President and CEO. In addition, he serves as Global Cargo Chair, focusing on strengthening Swissport’s air cargo business.

Dirk has over 25 years of experience in the ground handling and cargo industries and is a result-oriented senior executive with a proven track record in operational excellence, digital acceleration, and turnaround management, driving growth and creating shareholder value.

His goal is to leverage technology and innovation to provide best in class, sustainable and cost-efficient services.

Prior to joining Swissport, Dirk held positions at dnata as CEO of the Asia Pacific region, COO of Saudi Ground Services Company, Senior Vice President Europe at Menzies Aviation, and Finance Director Global Network of Outstations at Sabena.