Swissport has appointed Dave Lynch group chief information officer and member of the executive leadership team, one of several senior changes.

Lynch succeeds Giuseppe Genovesi, who stepped down from his position in July. He joins Swissport from FirstGroup, a leading private sector provider of public transport in the UK. Lynch will report to Warwick Brady, president and CEO of Swissport.

“We are delighted to announce Dave Lynch as our new Group CIO," said Brady. “With his vast experience, Dave has what it takes to bring Swissport to the next level of process integration and digitisation."

Lynch was Group CIO at FirstGroup from 2014 to 2022, driving an ambitious IT transformation and digitisation agenda. Prior to that he worked at the Go-Ahead Group, another of Britain's largest public transportation companies, first as group technology director and then as group technology and procurement director.

Changes to European operation
Effective September 9, Swissport is combining the market management for Germany and Austria under one roof with Switzerland, Italy and France. Bruno Stefani, managing director for Switzerland, Italy and France, will take over management of the enlarged cluster. Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Bulgaria, which were all part of Continental Europe, will be merged with the Middle East and Africa (MEA) cluster. Dirk Goovaerts, managing director MEA and global cargo chair, will also assume responsibility for these markets.

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