Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Nils Andersen appointed chairman of WFS

Nils Andersen has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at Worldwide Flight Services, taking over on 19 September. He brings 19 years of leadership experience from executive and non-executive board roles at large listed and non-listed companies across industries including logistics, packaging, oil and gas, brewing and consumer goods. Andersen has served as […]

Cerberus Capital Management enters deal to acquire WFS

Cerberus Capital Management has entered into an agreement to acquire handling agent Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) from Platinum Equity. Founded in 1992, Cerberus specialises in alternative investing with approximately $34 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate strategies. Paris-headquartered WFS is the world’s largest air cargo handler and provider of ground […]

WFS reorganises its top management team

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced new appointments, which it says will further strengthen the company’s leadership team and signal its ambition to build its cargo and ground handling operations globally. WFS’ Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia regions will be divided into two service product regions – cargo and ground handling – to facilitate the execution […]

Ambitious WFS preparing to take the business up to the next level

Still less than a year since taking over as chief executive officer (CEO) of cargo handler heavyweight Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) – Craig Smyth (pictured below) has been busy building what he describes as a “suite of centralised services”designed to take WFS to the next level. Like any new CEO of a global company he […]

Garcia appointed as CFO by WFS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Pedro Garcia (pictured below) as chief information officer. He will be based in Paris and joins after spending 10 years with Swissport, including the last five years in the role of vice president for cargo information systems. At WFS, he is responsible for the development of robust, sustainable and standardised […]

WFS names Smyth as new chief executive

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed former Menzies Aviation chief Craig Smyth as its new chief executive – replacing Olivier Bijaoui who stepped down from the position in July. Smyth will take the helm at the global cargo and ground handler on 29 August. He was the former chief executive officer of Menzies, where he spent […]