SSP America Names New General Counsel

Jagpreet Singh joins SSP America's Leadership Team as General Counsel

Aug 05, 2013, 12:12 ET from SSP America

LANSDOWNE, Va., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, today announced the appointment of Jagpreet (Jag) Singh as General Counsel and member of the company's Leadership Team.

With more than 15 years of commercial legal experience, Mr. Singh comes to SSP from Venable LLP in Washington, DC where he served as a partner to the firm's Corporate Group providing counsel on all aspects of corporate and commercial activity. Mr. Singh will join SSP America with immediate effect, and will oversee the company's legal, policy, compliance and regulatory affairs.

"Jag's background spans a broad spectrum of commercial industries where he has gained extensive experience working with both established and emerging growth companies," said Les Cappetta, President and CEO of SSP America.  "His expertise is a great match for SSP's diverse business and growth agenda as we strengthen and focus our opportunities throughout the US and Canada."

Mr. Singh stated, "It is an honor to join the talented staff of SSP America.  I look forward to bringing my transactional legal experience to the fast-paced and exciting arena of airport commercial activity."

Mr. Singh holds a juris doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Richmond in Virginia.  He is a member of the State Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

About SSP

SSP is the leading dedicated provider of food and beverage brands in travel locations, operating restaurants, bars, cafes, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations. With a heritage stretching back over 60 years, today SSP has 30,000 employees, serving over a million customers every day. It has business at over 140 airports and over 250 rail stations, and operates more than 2,100 units in 30 countries around the world.

SSP operates an extensive portfolio of over 200 international, national, local and specialty brands. These include Upper Crust, Starbucks, Caffe Ritazza, Burger King, M&S Simply Food, Millie's Cookies, O'Learys, Caviar House & Prunier, and leading Asian brands Ajisen Ramen and Saboten, as well as stunning bespoke concepts such as the Montreux Jazz Cafe in Geneva and the award winning Center Bar at Zurich.

Its brand portfolio is tailored for each specific location, depending on variables such as passenger profile, consumer need states, location type, size and design.

About SSP America/SSP Canada

SSP America/Canada operates in more than 40 airports across North America bringing a variety of local, regional and national brands to the traveling consumer at a vast array of price ranges.  Third party brands in the company's broad portfolio include The Palm Restaurant, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Gordon Biersch, Panda Express, Tigin, Peet's Coffee & Tea, T.G.I. Friday's, Tim Hortons, The Great American Bagel and Buffalo Wild Wings.  SSP America's brand portfolio also includes strong, local award-winning icons such as Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Harry & Izzy's, Nonna Bartolotta's, and Alterra Coffee. For more information, please visit


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