Perry Cantarutti was appointed as SkyTeam’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in November 2015. Based at the alliance’s headquarters in Amsterdam, Cantarutti is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the strategy and business plan of the alliance, maximizing its value for customers and members airlines. Bringing nearly 25 years industry experience to the role, Cantarutti joined SkyTeam from Delta Air Lines where he was Senior Vice President Europe Middle East and Africa. Throughout his career he has a track record of forging successful airline partnerships, including joint ventures, and driving customer-focused results. Cantarutti holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California – Berkeley and a master’s of business administration from Northwestern University. He also serves on the Northwestern University Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee.