Swissport CEO Eric Born agrees to extend contract until the end of 2019

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Aug 29, 2018: Swissport International AG, one of the leading ground and cargo handlers owned by China’s HNA Group, has confirmed the news that HNA Group and Eric Born have agreed to extend his contract as president and CEO of Swissport to December 31, 2019.

“Given Eric’s outstanding leadership, his understanding of the airport ground services and air cargo handling industry, and his clear vision for Swissport’s future, the Company will be best served by his continued leadership as HNA evaluates the strategic options for its Swiss subsidiary,” said Adam Tan, CEO of HNA Group.

This news comes as a surprise as last month the company informed Eric Born’s decision to step down in the current role at the end of December 2018.

Born has been serving as the president & CEO since August 2015. He has a strong track record and vast experience in creating value in private equity owned and publicly listed organisations across retail, logistics and aviation services.

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