Bente Brevik named as SSP Nordics CEO

THE NORDICS. Travel restaurateur SSP Group has promoted Bente Brevik from Managing Director Norway to CEO of its entire Nordics operations. Her responsibilities for the territory, in what is a newly-created role, include leading on airport and inflight business.

Brevik joined SSP in February 2018 and has since taken the lead on several key business ventures. This includes overseeing SSP’s debut in Iceland with two units at Keflavik International Airport and leading the evolution of SSP’s ‘Point’ retail offer in Norway, which has resulted in lucrative contract renewals.

Bente Brevik takes on a promotion as SSP Group CEO Nordics

SSP also credits her with playing a leading role in the company’s retail expansion into new European markets this year, including Spain and Switzerland, and enhancing relationships with clients and brand partners throughout Norway and the wider region.

Brevik led SSP’s entry into the Iceland airport market with restaurant concepts including Elda (pictured). At the time, she described breaking into the new territory as “a source of enormous pride for us all at SSP”.

CEO of SSP’s European business Jeremy Fennell said: “The appointment of a Nordics CEO reflects the scale of our European business, which has seen a strong recovery since the pandemic.

“With new categories, locations and countries opening up across the region in 2024 and an exciting pipeline, the appointment of Bente as Nordics CEO will allow us to strengthen our operations and be a more efficient organisation.” 

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