July 4, 2019: Swissport has appointed Dr Peter Waller as chief financial officer and member of group executive management. Waller will take over from outgoing CFO Dr Christian Göseke on September 1, 2019, while the latter will leave the company.
“We are delighted to win Peter Waller as the new CFO for Swissport. In addition to his financial expertise, Peter can draw on years of experience in the travel and logistics industry. I look forward to having him on board,” said Eric Born, president and CEO of Swissport International AG. Waller will report to Born.
Waller joins Swissport from CEVA Logistics AG, where he served as CFO, oversaw significant performance improvements and managed the IPO. Previously, he was CFO at Eurofins Scientific and spent over eight years with the Thomas Cook Group in London and in Frankfurt. At Thomas Cook he served, among other roles, as CFO of the online division, M&A and Investor Relations Director, and as Group Financial Controller for Condor, the group’s German airline. He had started his career at McKinsey. Peter received his Master in Management from the University of Mannheim and ESSEC Business School in Paris and a PhD in Strategy from the University of Paderborn in Germany.
Göseke had notified Swissport group executive management of his plans to leave some time ago. He will pursue opportunities outside the company. The new and departing CFOs will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
“In his three years as Swissport CFO, Christian Göseke worked tirelessly to support the company’s profitable growth and make Swissport fit for the future. On behalf of my colleagues of the group executive management and the board of directors of Swissport, I thank Christian for his invaluable contributions and his great commitment. I wish him the very best for his future,” said Born.
At the end of June 2019, airport ground services and air cargo handling provider Swissport was active at 310 airports in 49 countries on six continents.