Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen new CEO Swissport Belgium

Swissport International Ltd., leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, today announced that Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen takes over responsibility as new CEO of Swissport Belgium N.V. with immediate effect. Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen succeeds Marcel Buelens, who had decided to step down from his position as CEO end of August to take up new challenges outside of Swissport. 

Prior to his new assignment at Swissport Belgium N.V. Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen was leading several divisions of G4S Belgium as Managing Director and General Manager from 2002 onwards. Before he was working for TYCO - ADT since 1986 and held various senior management roles including Managing Director of ADT Security Services Netherlands.

Adrian Melliger, Senior Vice President Ground Handling Europe South, says: "We believe that Pieter´s background in the service industry as well as in the Belgian market will contribute to the success of our company. His managerial experience will support our endeavour to further improve our position and relationship to our business partners, including customers, TBAC and the social partners."

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 Belgium  
Véronique Bauwens
+32 (2) 788 30 60

Swissport International Ltd.
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P.O. Box
CH-8058 Zurich-Airport
+41 43 812 49 69

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