Swissport Tanzania CEO retires after 22 years


(Posted 24th November 2016)

Swissport Tanzania, a publicly quoted company at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, is the largest ground handling company offering services at Tanzania’s key airports.
Long serving CEO Mr. Gaudence Temu, who oversaw the transition of the company into what it is today over the past 22 years, is retiring at the end of November and an internal succession was put into place.
Mr. Mrisho Yassin, until now Chief Finance Officer, was appointed by the Board of Directors to become the company’s new CEO.
Swissport, inspite of growing competition, has been profitable for a number of years and has invested heavily in the recent past in new equipment and storage facilities to cater for the growing number of airlines flying into Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. Literally all of the main international airlines are handled by Swissport while some locally incorporated airlines have been granted the status of self handling.
At JNIA is a new terminal building nearing completion, finally allowing international passenger traffic to move from the overcrowded arrival and departure facility to a state of the art terminal, allowing for further growth.