Swissport appoints Peter Waller as Chief Financial Officer
Swissport has appointed Dr. Peter Waller as Chief Financial Officer and member of Group Executive Management. He will succeed Dr. Christian Göseke, who notified Swissport of his desire to leave the company. Peter Waller will assume his duties on 1 September 2019.
“We are delighted to win Peter Waller as the new CFO for Swissport," says Eric Born, President & CEO of Swissport International AG. “In addition to his financial expertise, Peter can draw on years of experience in the travel and logistics industry. I look forward to having him on board.”
Peter Waller joins Swissport from CEVA Logistics AG, where he served as CFO, oversaw significant performance improvements and managed the IPO. Previously, he was CFO at Eurofins Scientific and spent over eight years with the Thomas Cook Group in London and in Frankfurt. At Thomas Cook he served, among other roles, as CFO of the online division, M&A and Investor Relations Director, and as Group Financial Controller for Condor, the group’s German airline. He had started his career at McKinsey. Peter received his Master in Management from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC Business School in Paris and a PhD in Strategy from the University of Paderborn in Germany.
Peter Waller will take over his new role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Swissport International AG on 1 September 2019. He will report to Eric Born, President & CEO. Peter Waller succeeds Christian Göseke, who will be leaving Swissport to pursue opportunities outside the company and had notified Swissport Group Executive Management of his plans some time ago. The new and departing CFOs will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
“In his three years as Swissport CFO, Christian Göseke worked tirelessly to support the company’s profitable growth and make Swissport fit for the future,” says Eric Born. “On behalf of my colleagues of the Group Executive Management and the Board of Directors of Swissport, I thank Christian for his invaluable contributions and his great commitment. I wish him the very best for his future.”
In 2018, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 282 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.8 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV. The world's leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling, with 66,000 employees, achieved consolidated operating revenue of 2.99 billion euros in 2018. At the end of June 2019, Swissport was active at 310 airports in 49 countries on six continents.