SkyTeam Cargo appoints new chairman

SkyTeam Cargo has announced the appointment of Omar Hariri as the new chairman of its executive board.

Hariri, concurrently the CEO of both Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) and Saudi Arabian Logistics Company (SAL), replaces Shawn Cole, VP Cargo of Delta Airlines, who held the position for three years.

The executive board of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, which is made up of top executives from the group’s 12-member cargo airlines, endorsed Hariri’s new role during their latest meeting.

“Chairing the executive board of SkyTeam Cargo, the largest alliance in the air cargo industry, will be an honour,” said Omar Hariri. “I would like to thank SkyTeam Cargo and its members for giving me this opportunity and Shawn Cole for his contributions during the past three years. Moving forward, we will continue to focus on enhancing our technologically driven operational and network capabilities to ensure an outclass experience for customers.”

“It has been a pleasure serving as chairman of the cargo executive board,” Shawn Cole, vice president of Delta Cargo, commented.

“During my time as chairman, we focused on building connectivity, sourcing with economies of scale and connecting with our customers. Our true character was revealed in the face of the unprecedented challenges brought upon us by Covid-19. I know that Omar Hariri will serve our alliance well as we continue to navigate through the crisis, rebuild network connectivity and contribute to support the transportation of vaccines.”

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