Swiss is reorganizing the board of directors

Airbus A321neo (Photo: Fabian Joy/Unsplash).
Airbus A321neo (Photo: Fabian Joy/Unsplash).

Swiss is reorganizing the board of directors

Airbus A321neo (Photo: Fabian Joy/Unsplash).
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After successful restructuring as a result of the challenges of the corona pandemic, the Swiss airline Swiss is making an important change in its management level. The Board of Directors will be reorganized from July 1, 2024, with André Blattmann and Ashwin Bhat leaving the board. Dieter Vranckx, former CEO of Swiss, will join the board of directors as Remco Steenbergen's successor, reducing it from five to three members.

Swiss's board of directors has undertaken a comprehensive review of its structure over the past few months to ensure it meets the company's current needs. As a result of this review, it was decided to reduce the number of Board members from five to three. This decision was approved by the General Assembly and will take effect from July 1, 2024.

Resigned from leadership

André Blattmann and Ashwin Bhat are leaving the Swiss Board of Directors. Reto Francioni, Chairman of the Board of Directors, praised their services to the company: “Our company is indebted to both of them. They contributed valuable know-how and made a significant contribution to overcoming one of the most difficult crises in Swiss history.”

André Blattmann has been a member of the Board of Directors since January 2018 and played a crucial role in overcoming the challenges faced by the airline. His support was also of great importance in exchanges with federal authorities. Ashwin Bhat, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, brought his extensive experience in the aviation and cargo business. His knowledge was a valuable support for Swiss.

New addition to the board of directors

Dieter Vranckx joins the Board of Directors as a new member and takes over the position from Remco Steenbergen. Vranckx, who was previously CEO of Swiss, was recently appointed to the board of Lufthansa Group. His experience and expertise will make a valuable contribution to the further development of Swiss.

Reto Francioni expressed optimism about the future of Swiss and emphasized the importance of the new structure of the Board of Directors: “I look forward to continuing to work with Dieter Vranckx, who will support Swiss with his knowledge and drive.” With this reorganization, the Board of Directors exists of Swiss now consists of President Reto Francioni, Vice President Dieter Vranckx and Doris Russi Schurter.

Continuous adaptation to new challenges

The restructuring of Swiss's board of directors demonstrates the company's willingness to continually adapt to new challenges. Given the rapidly changing aviation industry and the ongoing impact of the pandemic, agile leadership is critical to airline success. Swiss will continue to strive to strengthen its position as a leading international airline and offer first-class services to its passengers.

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