gategroup has appointed Alexis Frantz (pictured above) to succeed Michel Emeyriat (pictured below) as president of Southern Europe and Africa and member of the executive management board.
Emeyriat, who is also chairman and chief executive of Servair will step down from his executive responsibilities at the end of the year and Frantz will take over on 1 January, 2019. He is now corporate Secretary and member of the executive committee of Servair.
Emeyriat will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of Servair, to further progress the successful integration of the company into gategroup and continue developing the close relationship between gategroup and Air France – shareholder of Servair and strategic partner.
Frantz will become chief executive of Servair, president of SEA and a member of the executive management board of gategroup. He joined Servair from Air France in 2013 as director of Ssrategy, where he also held various positions in customer service before being appointed head of organization and communication for ground operations.
gategroup chief executive officer, Xavier Rossinyol said: “I would like to personally thank Michel for his remarkable contributions to Servair, SEA and gategroup. Michel has successfully managed to turn around Servair, leading a strong management team and always remaining customer-focused.
“His guidance and commitment have been instrumental for Servair to become a true member of the gategroup family. I look forward to his continued advice and support for many years to come.”
He added: “I would also like to thank Alexis for his contributions towards Servair, its customers and especially Air France, as well as his support on Servair’s integration into gategroup. We are pleased to appoint Alexis to his new role and welcome him as a new gategroup EMB member.
“I look forward to working with him as he continues to lead a great management team and employees to bring Servair, SEA and gategroup to the next level of excellence.”