About gategroup

Creating superior culinary and retail experiences

gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. We provide passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup deliver operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents. In 2018, gategroup reached CHF 4.9 billion in revenues generated by approximately 43,000 employees worldwide.

We deliver innovative food and hospitality solutions by leveraging our distinct and expansive core capabilities in:

About HNA

Bring more possibilities to the world

HNA Group is a world-leading company focused on civil aviation, tourism, logistics, technology, financial services and  others, with headquarters in Hainan Province, China. In 2017, HNA Group ranked No. 170 on the Global Fortune 500 list, rising 183 positions within one year. HNA Group’s mission is to forge connections around the world by improving the movement of people, goods and capital and it is committed to being one of the world’s top companies that strengthen ties between East and the West.

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Board of Directors

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Adam Tan

Chairman of the Board

Adam Tan is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of HNA Group. Mr. Tan has served as a Director of HNA Group since 2001 and was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013. He assumed the role of CEO in 2016. 

Board of Directors

Leadership Team


Xavier Rossinyol

Xavier Rossinyol is the CEO of gategroup and leads the company in delivering its vision and business strategy. His leadership team is made up of highly-skilled executives who each have substantial experience in the airline industry and beyond.

Executive Management Board

Our culture

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We are one gategroup



Over the years we have worked hard to create a one gategroup culture where we are better than the sum of our parts. 

We work together, share information and learn from one another. This culture drives us to push the boundaries of our industry and excite our customers with our delivery and innovation. The unique styles, cultures and traditions of our global team creates a diverse work environment where we respect and celebrate individuality.

We are committed to building an organizational culture where everyone is motivated to reach their full potential. The foundation of this culture is a work environment where individuals are encouraged to be their best, develop their skills and capabilities, inspire others and be proud of their achievements.



Gate Gourmet is founded from Swissair Catering

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Gate Gourmet's size doubles with the acquisition of SAS Service Partners and it becomes the third largest airline catering company worldwide


A period of steady growth with acquisitions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. begins


Gate Gourmet merges with Dobbs International Services which had served boxed lunches on flights out of Memphis since 1941

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Parent company Swissair collapses, halts operations unexpectedly, and goes into receivership


Swissair Group sells Gate Gourmet to investment firm Texas Pacific Group


Gate Gourmet acquires remaining 70 percent shares of Iber-Swiss catering from Iberia


Major restructuring and refinancing project is launched and new key labor agreements are reached in the U.S. and UK

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Acquisition strategy is launched to diversify the business to include services to the airline industry beyond catering under new and broader ownership structure


gategroup brand introduced as the umbrella brand to represent Gate Gourmet and 10 other companies


gategroup is listed on SIX Swiss Exchange


gategroup acquires Cara Airline Solutions in Canada and expands footprint in Indian market with Skygourmet


gateOPEX program is launched for catering operations to drive sustainable cost, quality, reliability and safety


New brand Gate Retail (Onboard) provides the entire spectrum of onboard sales management

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gategroup expands presence in Oceania by integrating Australian Qantas Catering assets and taking on business activities of Pacific Flight Catering in New Zealand

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gategroup strategy "Gateway 2020" introduced with focus on four pillars: Focus on the Core, Commercial Innovation, Geographical Expansion and Standardization/Efficiency


HNA Group, a leading Chinese company with activities in aviation, tourism, logistics and financial services, acquires gategroup


gategroup acquires control over its competitor Servair from Air France, adding a major presence on the African continent to its global network