Dnata appoints new regional ceo for Asia Pacific

Dirk Goovaerts has been named as dnata’s regional chief executive officer for the Asia Pacific region. He joins from Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS), where he has been chief operations officer since 2016.

Previously he held senior leadership roles at Menzies Aviation with the most recent being senior vice president, Europe, managing the company’s operations at more than 50 airports.

Goovaerts, now based in Singapore, will oversee dnata’s catering, ground and cargo handling operations at 10 airports in three countries, including Australia, the Philippines and Singapore, managing a workforce of 6,000 employees.

Ross Marino, senior vice president, international airport operations, dnata, said: “We are pleased to have Dirk join our global management team to strengthen and expand our operations in the Asia Pacific region. Dirk brings with him a strong mix of operational experience, technical breadth, leadership and passion for customer care.”

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