Swissport Cargo Services appoints Nils Pries Knudsen and strengthens its management team
Zurich, October 7, 2008 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground handling services for the air transport sector, has appointed Nils Pries Knudsen as Senior Vice President Europe within its Cargo Services division. He assumes his new duties on January 1, 2009.
Nils Pries Knudsen (48) is a proven specialist in the cargo and logistics sectors. He will join Swissport from SAS Cargo Group, where he is currently serving as Vice President for Global Sales with global functional responsibility for Marketing and Sales. Prior to this, Nils Pries Knudsen spent three years with DHL Express as functional director in Denmark for the business area “Freight”.
John Batten, Executive Vice President Global Cargo, is pleased at the appointment: “We are delighted to bring Nils onboard to strengthen the management team of Swissport International and be better positioned to support our existing customers and future growth.”
Swissport International Ltd., which is owned by Ferrovial, a leading European infrastructure and service corporation based in Spain, provides ground services for over 70 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client companies. With its workforce of around 30 000 personnel, Swissport is active at 180 airports in 41 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion (EUR 1.3 billion or USD 1.8 billion) last year.