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Organizational changes


Zurich, Switzerland – SWISS’ airfreight division is  modifying its area management and reporting lines by consolidating its current markets into two main groups: Europe & Africa on the one hand, and Americas, Middle East & Asia on the other.

Under the changes (which came into effect on 1 November), Lalin Sabuncuoglu-Janssen, who is currently Head of Market Europe, becomes Vice President Europe & Africa, while Ashwin Bhat assumes additional responsibility for the American markets as Vice President Americas, Middle East & Asia.  

The important voice of the US market will continue to be fully heard, however: Jack Lampinski, Senior Director The Americas, remains a full member of the Cargo Management Team.

The revised area management model offers the benefit of better alignment with Lufthansa Cargo (where Europe and Africa are also led by the same Vice-President), facilitating reciprocal learning and collaboration within the Group. The new structure shall also strengthen and promote Swiss WorldCargo’s own internal learning and collaboration processes, as most intercontinental markets will now be under the same leadership.

Another key change has been effected in Swiss WorldCargo’s Product Management, where Susanne Wellauer, formerly Sales Manager in the Basel district, was appointed Manager SWISS Mail last month.

“Any organization must remain dynamic and constantly realign itself to new  trends and developments,” says Oliver Evans. “Lalin Sabuncuoglu-Janssen, Ashwin Bhat, Susanne Wellauer and Jack Lampinski have shown great leadership and have made enormous contributions to Swiss WorldCargo over many years; and I am confident they will continue to do so in their new roles.”

Swiss WorldCargo’s organizational changes in brief:

  • Area Management Europe & Africa, 
  • headed by Lalin Sabuncuoglu-Janssen, Vice President
  • Area Management Americas, Middle East & Asia, 
  • headed by Ashwin Bhat, Vice President
  • reporting line: Area Management the Americas, 
  • headed by Jack Lampinski, reporting to Ashwin Bhat
  • Manager SWISS Mail: Susanne Wellauer

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58


Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02