Swissport Appoints Frank Dobbelsteijn as Global Head of Operations

Published: Monday, January 15, 2024

Swissport has appointed Frank Dobbelsteijn as global head of operations, as of January 2024.

Dobbelsteijn has over 30 years of experience in the aviation and logistics sectors in Europe and the US.

He will be responsible for aligning the company’s operational priorities with its overall strategic goals, ensuring consistent service delivery and safe operations.

Dobbelsteijn was formerly vice president for the Heathrow operation of Menzies Aviation for four and a half years.

He has also previously served the company as vice president US West Coast and vice president Los Angeles, start-up project manager Europe and general manager low-cost division Amsterdam.

Dobbelsteijn has also previously worked as senior station manager at Amazon in Los Angeles, where he oversaw the company’s third-largest US distribution centre.

Dobbelsteijn succeeds Richard Male, who has served as Swissport’s interim director of global operations since April and recently decided to accept a job offer outside of the company.

“We are delighted to welcome Frank Dobbelsteijn aboard as global head of operations,” said Warwick Brady, president and chief executive of Swissport International AG.

“With his vast experience in airport ground operations and the logistics sector, Frank is ideally prepared to take Swissport’s service delivery to the next level in terms of safety, reliability, customer centricity and consistent operational excellence.”

Former Qatar Airways chief cargo officer Guillaume Halleux joined Swissport as chief commercial officer in September last year.