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"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything" - George Bernard Shaw
September 1st, 2014 has seen a new beginning in airport ground services at both Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate. Airport Handling, the newly constituted player in the Milanese marketplace represents enhanced services for customers. For this ever evolving industry there is now a complete solution that maximizes cost effectiveness while also addressing to the specific expectations of Airlines and their passengers.
His extensive professional experience in public accounting, M&A, project finance, negotiations (acquisitions, disposals and mergers of many famous Companies) together with his roles in setting and implementing strategy, building business and managing all aspects of a professional services firm with 1200 people and 20 offices led him to acquire systemic skills and attitudes in management.
He served as Chairman or Managing Director of over 20 companies in the service sector and as a member of various Ernst & Young committees. Since October 2014 he is President of Airport Handling.
With over 23 years of background in ground handling activities, he's currently General Manager at Airport Handling for which start-up he hardly worked. Joining the airport operator in 1992, he spent his first few years in cargo warehouse and ground handling ramp operations functions.
His following ten years have been spent in leading positions in several operations departments in the ground handling. Such roles gave him a wealth of experience. Over the last six years, he served as Operations Manager showing very good attitudes.
With a degree in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan, Lidia Lago Suardi experienced in Ground Handling business within several departments. Her very good attitudes and skills shown at Finance allowed her to take on various roles of responsibility as Financial Planning and Control Manager first, followed by International Affairs and Relationship Manager.
In the recent years, she was named Customer Service Manager within the Commercial Aviation area and, then, Head of Planning & Control. Currently, Airport Handling's board appointed her as Chief Financial Officer.
She graduated in Foreign Languages and Tourism Management at Università Cattolica in Milan and has been working in the aviation ground handling business since 1998 where her experience started from operations department. For eleven years, from 2002, she worked at a handler commercial department as contracts and sales key account and then became business development manager.
She is currently Chief Commercial Officer at Airport Handling where she was deeply involved in the start-up process. Her accountability covers both Linate and Malpensa Airports.
He joined Airport Handling in March 2017 after a significant HR experience in multicultural environments where he performed Senior HR Management roles within Utilities and Aerospace multinational companies, before being appointed Country HR Director for an IT world leader firm.
Before joining the HR professional family, he gained a strong ground handling operations experience at Milan Malpensa Airport thanks to his activity at the cargo warehouse, as Ramp Agent and Airside Supervisor. Graduated in Political Sciences, he achieved the European Master in Labor Sciences at Milan University.
Hired by the Airport Operator in 1982, he began as Ramp Agent and Load Controller, role in which he played for 10 years becoming then Supervisor and, later on, Airport Duty Manager. Thanks to the experience gained in operations, since 2009 he was named Operations Manager for Ramp Agents and Load Control activities.
In Airport Handling, in 2014 he was appointed as Air Side Manager comprehending, besides the aforementioned Ramp Agents and Load Control areas, Loading/Unloading and Baggage Handling System. Currently, he is Head Of Operations at Airport Handling.
With more than twenty years experience in air-cargo warehousing operations in force to a leader Company in Italy where he covered the role of Operations Manager, he joined Airport Handling in December 2018 where currently he is appointed as Head Of Cargo Operations.
He graduated in Marketing and Enterprise Organization with a qualification in Labour relationships. Currently he is finishing a second level master on Health, Safety and Enviroment Management at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Korean Air, in the occasion of the contract renewal where Airport Handling is provider of Korean Air passengers flights for the next two years, gave the CEO the award as "Best Ground Handler of the year 2018 in Europe". A great achievement we are proud of!View picture
The excellent level of service supplied to Qatar Airways in June led Malpensa to achieve the "Platinum Station" level for the fifth month in a row. While in May Malpensa was at the seventh place in the network, in June it reached the third. The Station Manager of the carrier congratulates to Airport Handling for the high quality of the service inviting all the staff to go on with this dedication even in the next month!
For the fifth year in a row, dnata has been named “ground handler of the year” at Air Cargo News Awards in London. . The annual event, backed by leading industry publication Air Cargo News and audited by the British International Freight Association (BIFA), is based on votes from supply chain professionals around the world.
Inspired by the ILO – International Labour Organization - centenary anniversary and discussions on the future of work, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work falling on April 28th, 2019 this year takes count of a store of 100 years of efforts in improving occupational safety and health. At the same time, it wants to look at the future with the aim of supporting all the job done through major changes such as technology, demographics, sustainable development, climate change and new work organization.View picture
In compliance to Company procedures, Airport Handling S.p.A. started the iter for the dismission of some used and of its own property airport equipment. Airport Handling's will is to proceed with its transfer to Third Parties. The Companies interested in need to send an "expression of interest" within May 10th, 2019 17.00 through a certified email to the following email address: email@example.com or, alternatively for foreign subjects, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should contain the main terms of the "expression of interest". The equipment subject to this procedure is placed both at Linate and Malpensa airports and can be shown by appointment. Airport Handling S.p.A