Per H. Utnegaard to become new Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger
April 23, 2015
The Supervisory Board of Bilfinger SE today appointed Per Utnegaard as Chairman of the Executive Board with effect from June 1, 2015. He will succeed Herbert Bodner, 67, who took over the position on an interim basis in August 2014. Per Utnegaard, 55, previously served as the President and CEO of Swissport International Ltd.
"We are extremely pleased that we have attracted Per Utnegaard as Chairman of the Executive Board”, said Dr. Eckhard Cordes, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Bilfinger. “As an internationally very experienced manager, Per Utnegaard has proven his strong leadership skills and strategic vision many times. I am convinced that he is the right person to lead Bilfinger into a successful future."
Since September 2007, Per Utnegaard, a Norwegian national, has been Group President and CEO of Swissport International Ltd., the world’s largest ground handling company operating in 45 countries with more than 60,000 employees. During his tenure as CEO, Swissport became the leading ground and cargo handling provider to the airline industry with a remarkable growth path.
Per Utnegaard brings over 25 years of experience from management positions in various businesses, amongst others at logistics groups Deutsche Post and TNT. Per Utnegaard started his career with management consultancy AT Kearney.