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Stoll named new head of Swiss WorldCargo

Feb 19, 2021

Lorenzo Stoll has been appointed as SWISS’s new Head of Swiss WorldCargo. He will assume his new function on 1 April. He succeeds Ashwin Bhat, who will take up new duties as Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Cargo on 1 March. Lorenzo Stoll is currently SWISS’s Head of Western Switzerland, with responsibility for its Geneva business and operations. The search for his successor to oversee the key Geneva market is already under way.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has appointed Lorenzo Stoll (49) as the new head of its Swiss WorldCargo airfreight division. He will assume his new position, reporting to CFO Markus Binkert, on 1 April. He succeeds Ashwin Bhat, who will take up new duties as Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Cargo on 1 March.

Lorenzo Stoll joined SWISS as its Head of Western Switzerland in 2013, and has since achieved the turnaround of the company’s Geneva business and operations together with his team. With his wide experience in the consumer goods segment, his innovative flair and his keen focus on the customer, Lorenzo Stoll has further enhanced product and service quality. His success in Western Switzerland has been assisted by the extensive deployment from Geneva of SWISS’s advanced and efficient Airbus A220 aircraft fleet. Under his leadership, SWISS has also created over 200 new jobs at its Geneva location.

“I am really pleased that, in Lorenzo Stoll, we have appointed such a skilled and seasoned expert from our own ranks,” says CFO Markus Binkert. “Lorenzo has been instrumental in ensuring our success in Geneva and our positioning as a premium carrier. I’m convinced that, with his wide experience in the commercial, the consumer goods and the aviation fields, he will be just as effective in further developing our air cargo division. And I wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacity.”

Lorenzo Stoll came to SWISS from Nestlé, where he had spent the previous 12 years serving in international management positions within various corporate divisions in Vevey, Frankfurt and Paris. Prior to this he had been Sales & Marketing Manager at Montreux-Vevey Tourism. A graduate of Lausanne’s Ecole Hôtelière, he was born in Zurich and grew up mainly in Western Switzerland. Lorenzo Stoll is married.

The search for Stoll’s successor to oversee SWISS’s key Geneva market is already under way.

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