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Swissport appoints new executive vice president

Ground services provider Swissport International, has appointed Roman Hermann as its new executive vice president for business development.

Ground services provider Swissport International, has appointed Roman Hermann as its new executive vice president for business development.


Hermann, who will be responsible for mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and business planning, will take up his role on 1 October.


He has joined Swissport from ABB Asea Brown Boveri, where he was in charge of M&A projects for more than three years, within the company’s corporate development department. Prior to that he was Head of Valuations at KPMG Switzerland.


As executive vice president for business development, Hermann will report directly to the president and CEO of Swissport International, Per H Utnegaard.


Utnegaard, said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Roman to the Swissport group, he will play a key role in the expansion and development of Swissport.


“He is joining the world’s leading aviation services group, and he brings an excellent track record from other world-leading international companies.”


Swissport International provides ground services for around 100 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year, on behalf of some 650 companies in the aviation sector.


The company is active at 180 stations in 36 countries on five continents, and last year generated consolidated operating revenue of €1.5 billion.

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