dnata creates regional CEOs for international airports


dnata has reorganised its management structure of its International Airport Operations division, with the creation of three regional chief executive officer roles.

Reporting directly to divisional senior vice president International Airport Operations, Stewart Angus, the regional CEOs assume responsibility for ground handling and cargo operations in multiple countries.

Ross Marino has been appointed regional CEO UK and Europe, overseeing operations at 13 airports across Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK.

As regional CEO Asia Pacific, Dirk Goovaerts is responsible for business at 10 airports in Australia, the Philippines and Singapore.

Janis Balkens, regional CEO of new and emerging markets will continue to lead operations at 35 airports in Brazil, Canada, Pakistan and Iraq.

The US network covering 28 airports will continue to be overseen by David Barker, CEO of dnata USA.

Angus says: “Our new regional structure allows us to get closer to our business and customers, operating with consistent standards and systems. It helps us leverage synergies across the regions and above all, ensure we constantly provide the best possible services to our customers at every airport.”

The international structure does not affect operations in the UAE, which will continue to be managed by the UAE airport operations division led by divisional senior vice president Steve Allen.