Lorenzo Stoll named new head of Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has appointed Lorenzo Stoll as the new head of its Swiss WorldCargo airfreight division. He will assume his new position, reporting to CFO Markus Binkert, on April 1. He succeeds Ashwin Bhat, who will take up new duties as chief commercial officer of Lufthansa Cargo on March 1.
Stoll joined SWISS as its head of Western Switzerland in 2013, and has since achieved the turnaround of the company’s Geneva business and operations together with his team. With his wide experience in the consumer goods segment, his innovative flair and his keen focus on the customer, Stoll has further enhanced product and service quality. His success in Western Switzerland has been assisted by the extensive deployment from Geneva of SWISS’s advanced and efficient Airbus A220 aircraft fleet. Under his leadership, SWISS has also created over 200 new jobs at its Geneva location.
“I am really pleased that, in Lorenzo Stoll, we have appointed such a skilled and seasoned expert from our own ranks,” says CFO Markus Binkert. Binkert adds, “Lorenzo has been instrumental in ensuring our success in Geneva and our positioning as a premium carrier. I’m convinced that, with his wide experience in the commercial, the consumer goods and the aviation fields, he will be just as effective in further developing our air cargo division. And I wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacity.”
Lorenzo Stoll came to SWISS from Nestlé, where he had spent the previous 12 years serving in international management positions within various corporate divisions in Vevey, Frankfurt and Paris. Prior to this he had been sales and marketing manager at Montreux-Vevey Tourism. A graduate of Lausanne’s Ecole Hôtelière, he was born in Zurich and grew up mainly in Western Switzerland.
The search for Stoll’s successor to oversee SWISS’s key Geneva market is already under way.