Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo, was newly elected to the SWISS Board of Directors at the company’s annual general meeting on 23 February 2023. He succeeds Christina Foerster, who remains a member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board and also interim CEO of Brussels Airlines.
New Board member Ashwin Bhat has been Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa Cargo since March 2021. In this capacity he is responsible for the external organization of Lufthansa Cargo’s sales and handling, product, revenue management, pricing, network planning and sales management worldwide, and also for the platform management of Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings. Prior to his present function, Ashwin Bhat headed SWISS’s Zurich-based Swiss WorldCargo division, a position he had assumed in October 2015. He had originally joined the then Swisscargo AG in February 1999, and went on to occupy various executive positions in fields such as revenue, transportation and global area management. The holder of a chemistry degree commenced his professional career in 1992 when he joined Mumbai (India)-based Airline Financial Support Services as a cargo & mail revenue accounting manager.
“We are delighted to welcome Ashwin Bhat to our Board of Directors,” SWISS Board Chairman Reto Francioni continues. “He is widely recognized and respected for his extensive expertise, especially in the global airfreight business that is of such key importance to SWISS. And his election helps us meaningfully and strategically complete the areas of expertise that are available to us on our Board of Directors.”