Dirk Goovaerts, appointed as dnata’s Regional CEO for Asia Pacific
-A Monitor Report 14 Mar, 2019 | 2549 Views|-+
Dubai: Dnata, a subsidiary of Emirates group and one of the world’s largest air services providers, announced the appointment of Dirk Goovaerts as the company’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region.
In his role, Dirk Goovaerts will oversee dnata’s operations at 10 airports in three countries, including Australia, the Philippines and Singapore, managing a workforce of 6,000 employees. Dirk Goovaerts will be based in Singapore.
Dirk Goovaerts joins dnata from Saudi Ground Services Company (SGS), where he held the position of Chief Operations Officer since 2016. Dirk Goovaerts was responsible for transforming SGS to become the ground handler of choice in a new competitive environment, across 26 airports in the country. Previously Dirk Goovaerts held senior leadership roles at Menzies Aviation with the most recent being Senior Vice President, Europe, managing the company’s operations at more than 50 airports.
“I am thrilled to be joining dnata, an industry leader which is globally renowned for its quality and safe services and customer-oriented approach. With the dedicated Asia Pacific team we will make sure dnata continues to deliver the best possible services and achieve the highest safety and security standards in the region.”, said Dirk Goovaerts on his new assignment.