Swissport has appointed Guillaume Halleux as the company’s new chief commercial officer.

Halleux joins Swissport from Qatar Airways, where he was chief cargo officer. In his new role, he has been tasked with building new client relationships and driving the acquisition of new business.

“We are delighted to welcome Guillaume as our chief Commercial Officer,” said Warwick Brady, president and CEO of Swissport International. “Our growth plan and the company's strategic outlook as the global market leader attract the best talent in the industry.

“Swissport's management team consists of a complementary group of executives with experience in ground handling and the airline industry. It allows us to understand what airlines want and meet their expectations. This understanding is instrumental in fostering successful partnerships.”

Halleux brings over 25 years of experience to Swissport, having started his career with Air France in 1997, where he held several positions in logistics and business development before joining the SkyTeam Cargo US joint venture between Air France, Delta Airlines, and Korean Air. He was later appointed regional director for Hong Kong and South China at Air France-KLM.

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