Thierry Miremont has been appointed as CEO of Swissport’s activities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark as of 5 January 2021. Following the successful completion of the financial restructuring and change of ownership in December, this organisational change underlines Swissport’s ambitions in the region.
Following the successful completion of the financial restructuring and the transfer of ownership of Swissport International AG to a group of new shareholders, this organisational evolution allows Swissport in Belgium and the Netherlands to reinforce its efforts on developing these key markets. Together with the local management teams, Thierry will manage Swissport’s broad portfolio of activities in this challenging but thriving region, which includes passenger services, ramp handling, air cargo handling and lounge hospitality.
“We are very pleased to appoint Thierry Miremont as the CEO and Head of Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. His experience in turnaround management and dedication to the highest standards in service quality, efficiency and strategic development will be crucial for the further development of our activities in this region,” says Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President Europe, Middle East & Africa. “We thank Koen Gouweloose for his tireless efforts and successful steering of the business in a most challenging market environment over the past months. We regret to see him go and wish him the best of success in his future endeavours.”
The new organisational setup led by Thierry Miremont prepares Swissport in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark for a challenging transitional year, as aviation gradually recovers. Later this year, the Brussels division will inaugurate a brand-new office building, after opening a state-of-the-art Swissport Pharma Center in 2019. Overall the Swissport warehouse has a surface of 25,000 m², including the Pharma Center.