Schmitz to replace Rossinyol as gategroup chief executive

gategroup has introduced that Xavier Rossinyol will step down as chief govt in November.

He might be succeeded by Christoph Schmitz, chief monetary officer of the corporate since 2015.

Rossinyol joined gategroup in 2015 and led the corporate via a robust progress part with file year-on-year monetary outcomes; and navigated the complicated Covid-19 pandemic.

Between 2015 and 2019, gategroup grew its revenues from CHF3bn to CHF5bn, enlarging its buyer base to 300 or extra international clients and increasing its footprint to 200 areas and its presence to 60 international locations.

In the course of this enlargement, the group included Servair in 2017 and LSG Europe in 2020 creating strategic partnerships with Air France and Lufthansa.

“Under Xavier’s management, gategroup has really grow to be a worldwide food-focused firm and the world main inflight caterer, being recognised for offering probably the most progressive culinary and retail providing tailor-made to particular person buyer wants in any market they function, constantly and effectively.

“gategroup is uniquely positioned today for the return of travel and to serve new customers beyond aviation,” mentioned Timo Vättö, chairman of gategroup.

Schmitz joined gategroup as chief monetary officer and member of the manager administration board in January 2015 with over 20 years of expertise as a chief monetary officer at multinational firms.

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