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Swissport International appoints Nils Pries Knudsen to Chief Commercial Officer

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the appointment of Nils Pries Knudsen to Chief Commercial Officer as of 1 October 2016. He will continue to directly report to Eric Born, Group President & CEO Swissport International.

Nils Pries Knudsen joined Swissport International in January 2009 and has since been instrumental in taking the Cargo Division forward to become a global leader, most recently in the position of Executive Vice President of Global Cargo. In his new role, Nils P. Knudsen will be responsible to further enhance the commercial and sales strategy and drive profitable growth for ground and cargo handling.

“We are committed to further improve the focus on our valued customers and have therefore established the role of Chief Commercial Officer at the Group Executive level”,  commented Eric Born, Group President & CEO Swissport International.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 230 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 61,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com

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