Mueller to step down as Swissport chairman

Christoph Mueller will step down as chairman of the board of directors of Swissport International after 18 months in the role.

Mueller joined the handler in December 2020 at the peak of the Covid-19 crisis for aviation and as the company was completing a financial restructuring and as new investors were settling in at the company.

He also took on the roles as interim chief executive and as interim chief financial officer at the request of the new shareholders of Swissport – large US and UK investment funds.

He will remain a shareholder and continues to be available as an independent advisor.

David Siegel, an aviation industry veteran and member of Swissport’s board of directors since December 2020, will serve as interim chairman of the board until a permanent successor has been appointed.

“We would like to thank Christoph for his significant contributions to transforming Swissport into an effective and agile organization and for his stewardship over the past 18 months, both in executive and in non-executive roles,” said Siegel.

“Although we knew that this step would come, as Christoph would like to focus again on his supervisory board positions at several airlines, we regret his departure. I wish Christoph only the best for his personal and professional future.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]