Dirk Goovaerts named dnata Asia Pacific CEO


Dirk Goovaerts has been appointed regional CEO for the Asia Pacific region by dnata, taking responsibility for 10 airports in three countries.

In his role, Goovaerts will oversee operations at 10 airports in Australia, the Philippines and Singapore, managing a workforce of 6,000 employees.

He will be based in Singapore and report to Ross Marino, senior vice president for dnata’s International Airport Operations division.

Goovaerts joins dnata from Saudi Ground Services Company, where he held the position of chief operations officer since 2016.

Marino says: “Dirk brings with him a strong mix of operational experience, technical breadth, leadership and passion for customer care. I’m sure dnata and our customers will benefit from Dirk’s broad experience which is well suited to our business in the region.”

Goovaerts comments: “With the dedicated Asia Pacific team we will make sure dnata continues to deliver the best possible services and achieve the highest safety and security standards in the region.”