dnata appoints global head of airport operations

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dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Clive Sauvé-Hopkins to the position of Divisional Senior Vice President (DSVP), Airport Operations.

In his role, Clive will oversee dnata’s global ground handling and cargo business at 97 airports in 16 countries. He will manage a team of over 37,000 customer-centric aviation professionals, ensuring consistent high quality and safe services for more than 330 airline customers.

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Clive brings with him extensive international experience in commercial strategy and business transformation, having held several senior leadership positions with Swissport, Servisair, Aviapartner, Qatar Airways, and the Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ).

Clive will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and report to Steve Allen, dnata’s Group Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is effective immediately.

Steve Allen said: “I’m pleased to have Clive on board our global management team. Clive has all the experience and skills to drive our growth strategy and ensure consistent quality and safe services, with a continued focus on people and sustainability across our global operations. I look forward to working together as we enhance our business and offering.”

dnata is a leading global air and travel services provider. Established in 1959, the company offers quality and safe ground handling, cargo, travel, catering and retail services in over 30 countries across six continents. In the financial year 2022-23, dnata’s customer-oriented teams handled over 710,000 aircraft turns, moved over 2.7 million tonnes of cargo, uplifted 111.4 million meals, and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of US$ 1.9 billion.

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Author: Anastasiya Simsek