Swissport appoints Senior Vice President for Latin America: José Canales

Swissport International (Swissport) today announced the appointment of José Canales as Senior Vice President Latin America (LATAM), effective immediately. In this role José Canales is reporting to Juan José Andres Alvéz, Executive Vice President Europe, Africa & Latin America.

In his new position José Canales will be responsible for all ground handling and cargo handling activities of Swissport in LATAM. José Canales has 18 years of international experience working in the Transportation and Logistics industry and is joining Swissport from Panalpina, where he held various senior management positions. Since 2011 he was President and Managing Director Mercosur and Brazil Country Manager in Sao Paulo.


Juan José Andres Alvéz, Executive Vice President & CEO, Swissport International, commented: “José Canales has a proven track record and we are pleased to welcome him at Swissport. We are convinced he will be able to solidify and further grow our business in Latin America consistently and effectively going forward.”