Jean-Luc Payot new CEO Swissport Geneva

Swissport International Ltd, leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, is introducing Jean-Luc Payot as new CEO Swissport Geneva with effect 1st September 2013. Jean-Luc Payot will take over responsibility as CEO at Swissport in Geneva from Michel Glorieux, who will leave the company end of August to pursue new challenges outside the company.

Jean-Luc Payot already has worked for Swissport before, from 1993 to 2001, at last as General Manager and VP Business Development Swissport France and CEO Executive Aviation. Before returning to Swissport now, Jean-Luc Payot since 2004 has owned the position Managing Director of Bell Switzerland.

Philipp Joeinig, Executive Vice President Ground Handling Central Europe, comments: “Jean-Luc´s background coupled with his passion for customers and his understanding of what it takes to grow and to implement the required improvements in future will serve Swissport while he strives for leading the Swissport Geneva business to the next level.”

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 181 stations in 37 countries on five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion. www.swissport.com

For further information please contact:

Swissport International Ltd.
Corporate Communications
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CH-8058 Zurich-Airport
+41 43 812 49 69

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