Rudolf Steiner

Swissport International has promoted Rudolf Steiner (pictured above) to head of cargo EMEA, and Mark Skinner to head of business development & sales EMEA.

Both executives began in their new roles on Friday, reporting to Luzius Wirth, executive vice president EMEA.

The company said the new setup “concludes a realignment of the EMEA region, which is Swissport’s largest”. It recently introduced six sub-regions across EMEA and is consolidating its overhead, globally.

“A dedicated leadership team for air cargo handling and ground services will enable us to build even stronger client relationships. We will be able to act more proactively and enhance our response times to market trends and changing customer needs,” said Mr Wirth.

Mr Steiner was most recently Swissport’s senior vice president and head of commercial EMEA and has over 20 years’ experience in air cargo.

Before joining Swissport in 2008, he held different senior positions at Swissair and Swisscargo in Switzerland, China and Singapore. In his new role, he will coordinate and manage the EMEA Cargo business jointly with the regional and local management.

Mr Skinner (pictured below) was formerly Swissport’s senior vice president of Middle East & Africa and developed and managed its principal emerging markets projects, with successful market entries and greenfield start-up organisations in Saudi Arabia and in Oman.

“In his new assignment he will drive business development projects across the EMEA region and be responsible for customer relations (except cargo) and will guide the commercial teams in executing the sales strategy,” the company said.

He joined Swissport in 2004, and previously held senior positions at Credit Suisse and Swissair.

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