Warwick Brady lands CEO role at Swissport

Current chief of British conglomerate Esken Limited, Brady will take on the new role as CEO of Swissport in Spring 2021.

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Swissport International AG has appointed Warwick Brady as president & CEO. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as the interim CEO since 1 January 2021. Christoph Mueller will become chairman of the board of directors once Warwick Brady assumes the CEO role in Spring 2021.

Brady is currently the CEO of Esken Limited, formerly Stobart Group, a British infrastructure, aviation and energy company with operations in the UK and Ireland. He has transformed Esken from a conglomerate into a business focused on aviation (airports, aviation services, regional airline) and renewable energy.

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As part of a restructuring, he successfully executed on M&A, operational turnarounds, complex financing and the strategic refocusing of the business. Prior to Esken, he was chief operating officer at EasyJet for nearly eight years and was part of the leadership team that transformed the airline into a FTSE 100 business.

A trained commercial pilot, Brady brings his wealth of international management experience working with airlines in Europe, India and Asia, including CEO of former Mandala Airlines in Indonesia, COO at now cancelled Air Deccan/Kingfisher and deputy operations director at Ryanair. He also held board positions at Airline Group and NATS, the UK’s airspace provider, and was deputy CEO of Buzz. Mr. Brady also serves as non-executive director at the First Group.

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