Dany Nasr named new CFO of Swissport Americas

Zurich/Washington, 17 November 2010 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground handling services to the aviation sector, has announced the appointment of Dany Nasr as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of its Swissport Americas region, reporting to Richard van Bruygom, EVP Ground Handling Americas. In his new capacity, Dany Nasr will bear overall responsibility for all financial aspects of Swissport’s activities in the region, which extends to more than 90 stations in North, Central and South America. He will assume his new duties from January 2011.

Dany Nasr, Canadian national, joined Swissport from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007. After holding various executive functions within the group’s head-office financial team, he is currently serving as a Vice President with responsibility for groupwide Financial Analysis and Corporate Controlling, reporting directly to the Group CFO. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic, and also holds numerous further-education diplomas in Finance including CA, CPA and CFA qualifications.

“I am delighted to announce Dany Nasr’s appointment,” says Alvaro Gomez-Reino, Executive Vice President and CFO of the worldwide Swissport Group. “Our Americas organisation is gaining not only an outstanding financial specialist but an individual who is intimately familiar with all aspects of Swissport and its business. Dany’s appointment is also a clear confirmation of the importance we attach at Swissport to internal promotions and development, and of the value we place on international professional experience. I would like to thank him sincerely for his outstanding performance and excellent collaboration with the entire Headquarters Finance Team.”      

Swissport wishes Dany Nasr every success and personal satisfaction in his new capacity, for which he will be based in Washington, D.C.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for over 70 million passengers and 2.8 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 38 warehouses with a total floor area of 360 000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client companies. With its workforce of around 33 000 personnel, Swissport is active at 177 airports in 38 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion (EUR 1.3 billion or USD 1.7 billion) last year. www.swissport.com