dnata appoints Switzerland MD

Willy Ruf. Photo: dnata

Ground handler dnata has appointed Willy Ruf as the company’s managing director for Switzerland.

Effective January 1, Ruf will oversee dnata’s ground handling and cargo business and operations at Geneva Airport and Zürich Airport in Switzerland.

He has over 30 years of international experience in the ground handling, cargo and travel industries. Most recently, he has been dnata’s head of operations in Geneva.

Prior to joining dnata, he held various senior leadership roles at Wisag and Swissport across Europe.

Ruf will replace Roberto Feijoo Lopez, and report to Stewart Angus, dnata’s regional chief executive for Europe. 

Angus said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Willy, who has demonstrated exceptional management skills and steadfast commitment to excellence as our operations leader in Geneva.

“As a respected and experienced leader in our industry, he is well-equipped to contribute significantly to our strategic objectives and strengthen dnata’s market presence in Switzerland.”

In recent years, dnata’s investments in Switzerland have included environmentally friendly ground support equipment (GSE) and the rollout of its ‘OneCargo’ system across its cargo operations in the country.

OneCargo automates business and operational functions, including safety and quality monitoring, reporting and ULD management.

In the financial year 2022-23, dnata moved over 60,000 tonnes of cargo in Geneva and Zürich.

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