Knudsen appointed CCO of Swissport International

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Swissport International has appointed Nils Pries Knudsen as chief commercial officer (CCO) – and he will take on the role on 1 October this year.

The ground and cargo handling services firm says he will continue to directly report to Eric Born, Swissport’s president and chief executive officer.

Knudsen joined Swissport in January 2009 and has since been instrumental in taking the cargo division forward, most recently in the position of executive vice President of global cargo.

In his new role, Knudsen will be responsible to further enhance the commercial and sales strategy and drive profitable growth for ground and cargo handling.

Born explains: “We are committed to further improve the focus on our valued customers and have therefore established the role of chief commercial officer at the group executive level.”

Swissport handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector and is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents.