Cargo Handling

Swissport CEO Eric Born to step down at the end of 2018

Swissport International president and chief executive officer Eric Born is to step down at the end of the year after more than three years in the role.

During his tenure, the company said it “further extended its global leadership and saw its profitability strengthened”.

Born has informed the board of directors that he is to leave the role at the end of December 2018. He has been at the helm since August 2015.

He said: “It has been an exciting time at Swissport and I am very proud of the high-quality services our colleagues across the globe deliver to our customers every day.”

The company says it will announce a successor in due course, but in the meantime, Born will continue to perform his duties.

HNA Group and chairman of Swissport, Adam Tan said: “Under Eric Born’s strategic and thoughtful leadership over the past three years, Swissport has cemented its place as the global leader in ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry.

“On behalf of the entire board of directors, I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to Eric for his many contributions to building a team and business that is extremely well positioned for continued success.

“We will be working together with him and the rest of the management team to effect a seamless leadership transition in the weeks and months ahead.”

Swissport International works on behalf of more than 850 client-companies, for about 265 million passengers annually and handles approximately 4.7 million tonnes of air cargo at 133 warehouses worldwide and is active at 315 airports in 50 countries across all five continents. In 2017 the group generated consolidated operating revenue of 2.8 billion.