March 2, 2024

En Route names new commercial director

En Route has named Marcus Nilsson as its new Commercial Director. With over eight years’ experience of working for caterers such as gategroup, Nilsson is set to grow sales revenue and improve margins across the business.

The newly created role will see him assuming full responsibility for En Route’s global sales and commercial department. 

Based at the food service partner’s head office in Windsor, England, Nilsson will support the board in developing commercial plans, overseeing strategic partnerships and developing effective sales strategies across its global sales portfolio of airline and caterer accounts. 

He will also oversee En Route’s presence in the US, lead sales and account management within the EMEA region and work closely with the director of APAC to meet agreed passenger-led strategies and targets. 

The role will be “critical in building on En Route’s reputation as the leading global provider of pre-packed food products to the passenger travel market and supply chain services to airlines.”

“We are delighted to welcome Marcus to the team at a time of exponential growth for the business. Marcus holds significant expertise within the industry and he will play a crucial role as we maximise existing opportunities in the business on a global scale,” say Nick Wiley, Managing Director at En Route.

Nilsson added: “I’ve been aware of the solid reputation En Route holds in the industry for some time and for me its customer list speaks volumes about the business and the opportunity itself. It really is an exceptional business that I’m proud to be a part of.”

“The passion and commitment of the highly experienced team, who are all specialists with a deep understanding and knowledge of the market, is really impressive. I’m looking forward to supporting Nick and the wider Senior Leadership Team with En Route’s ambitious growth plans,” he concluded.