Swissport International appoints new Emea Heads of Cargo & Business Development & Sales

posted on 1st November 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Swissport International appoints new Emea Heads of Cargo & Business Development & Sales

Swissport International has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA. Mark Skinner becomes Head of Business Development & Sales EMEA. By appointing dedicated managers for its Air Cargo and the Ground Services businesses, Swissport strengthens its customer centricity further. They both assume their new roles on 1 November 2019.

To further strengthen the EMEA organization and to better meet customer expectations specific to Air Cargo Handling and Airport Ground Services, Swissport has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Senior Vice President Cargo Europe, Middle East & Africa and Mark Skinner as Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Both assume their new roles on 1 November 2019 and report to Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President EMEA. The new setup concludes a realignment of the EMEA region, which is Swissport’s largest. The company recently introduced six sub-regions across EMEA and is consolidating its overhead globally.

“A dedicated leadership team for Air Cargo Handling and Ground Services, will enable us to build even stronger client relationships,” says Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President EMEA of Swissport International AG.

Rudolf Steiner, Senior Vice President Cargo Europe, Middle East & Africa

“We will be able to act more proactively and enhance our response times to market trends and changing customer needs.”


Rudolf Steiner, formerly Swissport’s Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial EMEA, is a recognized industry expert with over 20 years of experience in the Air Cargo business. Before joining Swissport in 2008, he held different senior positions at Swissair and Swisscargo in Switzerland, China and Singapore. In his new role, he will coordinate and manage the EMEA Cargo business jointly with the regional and local management.

Mark Skinner, Senior Vice President Business Development & Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa

Mark Skinner formerly Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa, most recently developed and managed Swissport’s principle emerging markets projects, with successful market entries and green field start up organizations in Saudi Arabia and in Oman. In his new assignment he will drive business development projects across the EMEA region and be responsible for customer relations (except cargo) and will guide the commercial teams in executing the sales strategy. Mark joined Swissport in 2004. He previously held senior positions at Credit Suisse and Swissair.