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South Pole appoints Nadia Kaddouri as Chief Financial Officer
04 Jun 2024

South Pole appoints Nadia Kaddouri as Chief Financial Officer

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  • Nadia Kaddouri joins South Pole as CFO following a decade at Swissport
  • She will lead South Pole’s finance team in driving financial strategy and operational efficiency

4 June 2024, Zurich: South Pole, the leading carbon project expert and climate consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadia Kaddouri as the group’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), reporting directly to Daniel Klier, CEO. Nadia brings a wealth of experience in financial leadership and a proven track record in embedding sustainability at the core of business models.

The appointment comes at a critical juncture for South Pole, further bolstering the firm’s senior leadership team and underscoring its continued commitment to enhance the company's strategic governance, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance. With a track record of investor relations, financial restructuring, as well as spearheading financial strategies that support sustainability initiatives of global companies, Nadia will lead South Pole’s finance team in driving financial strategy and operational efficiency.

An international finance and strategy senior executive with a passion for business and sustainability, Nadia has held various leadership roles in global organisations. She joins South Pole after serving as Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer and EMEA Chief Financial Officer at Swissport, where she led the implementation of the company’s finance transformation agenda, as well serving as member of the executive committee. Prior to Swissport, Nadia held several finance leadership positions in Servisair and Azelis.

Commenting on her appointment, Nadia Kaddouri, CFO of South Pole, said: "Joining South Pole is a natural fit for me. I am delighted to be working alongside leaders in the sustainability industry where I can use my skills and experience to promote financial health and future growth of the company. We are united in the shared goal of enabling our clients to drive deep decarbonisation and I am committed and excited by this new challenge.”

"We are thrilled to welcome Nadia to our team," said Daniel Klier, CEO of South Pole. "Her deep financial acumen and leadership experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand our impact and deliver climate solutions to our clients around the world. Nadia’s passion for sustainability aligns perfectly with our mission, and we are confident that she will help drive our growth and success in the coming years."


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About Nadia Kaddouri

Nadia Kaddouri was appointed Chief Financial Officer of South Pole in June 2024, reporting directly to the CEO. In this role, she will oversee our global financial operations, drive financial strategy, and ensure the sustainable growth of our company.

Nadia Kaddouri is a highly accomplished finance and strategy executive with over 18 years of experience in global companies across aviation services and automotive. Prior to joining South Pole she was the Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer at Swissport International, where she focused on implementing Swissport's strategic roadmap, and built the company's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda while advocating the ESG topic in the airport services sector. Previously, as EMEA Chief Financial Officer at Swissport International, she successfully guided the company through the COVID-19 crisis while implementing a finance transformation agenda. Her earlier roles include Senior Vice President – Group FP&A, Senior Group Business Controller, and Senior Integration Manager. In these positions, she oversaw the integration of the largest acquisition in the company's history, established robust financial functions, and achieved significant transformative results.

Prior to Swissport, Nadia managed the sales process of Servisair and was a Financial Controller of Eastern Europe at Azelis and Etam.

About South Pole

South Pole is the world’s leading carbon project expert and climate consultancy.

Since 2006, South Pole has been a trusted partner and advisor to governments, public sector organisations, and leading businesses on their decarbonisation journeys. South Pole serves over 1,000 clients across the world, and its global team of experts has helped many Fortune 500 businesses implement comprehensive strategies that help build resilience and turn climate action into long-term business opportunities.

In line with its mission to deliver climate impact at scale, South Pole has used the power of markets to help channel climate finance to over 850 projects in more than 50 countries across the globe. To date, these projects have helped reduce over 200 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions, accelerated low-carbon transformations across several sectors, and provided measurable benefits to communities vulnerable to climate change.

The business is supported by world-class investors, including Temasek’s GenZero, Lightrock, Corisol, and Salesforce Ventures.

South Pole is a social enterprise recognised by the World Economic Forum's Schwab Foundation, and committed to becoming a B Corp globally across all of its local entities.

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