SWISS ramp at Zurich airport. Photo by and copyright Devesh Agarwal.
SWISS ramp at Zurich airport. Photo by and copyright Devesh Agarwal.

SWISS appoints an Indian to head its Cargo business

Ashwin Bhat, head, SWISS WorldCargo. SWISS image.
Ashwin Bhat, head, SWISS WorldCargo. SWISS image.

SWISS the national carrier of Switzerland has appointed an Indian, Ashwin Bhat as its new Head of Cargo effective October 1. Bhat, 46, will succeed Oliver Evans who is stepping down after 13 years.

Bhat, is currently in overall charge of worldwide sales of the airline’s cargo product as Head of Global Area Management at Swiss WorldCargo division. He has served in various capacities within pricing, revenue management and controlling functions.

He headed the Asia, Middle East and Africa geographies since 2010 and added the Americas to his responsibility portfolio in 2012.

Harry Hohmeister, CEO of SWISS said

“Ashwin Bhat is a proven airfreight specialist,” “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with him, and we wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacity. I also offer Oliver Evans our sincere thanks, on behalf of our Board of Directors and our entire Management Board, for his own exceptional commitment and for the outstanding work and performance of his Cargo team over the past few years.”

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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