SkyTeam Cargo Welcomes John Engelaan as Vice President Cargo

AMSTERDAM, 11 April 2024 – SkyTeam Cargo, the world’s only global air cargo alliance, has welcomed John Engelaan on board as its new Vice President, effective immediately.


Engelaan, a Dutch national, brings more than 35 years’ international experience to his role at SkyTeam Cargo. Prior to joining the global cargo alliance, he was Vice President of Global Fleet at Swissport where he was responsible for the management of 60, 000 ground support equipment (GSE) assets across 275 airports in 45 countries. In addition to supporting ground handling, cargo and fueling operations, he also played a key role in developing long-term sustainability objectives such as reducing CO2 emissions and increasing the electrification of GSE.

Before joining Swissport, Engelaan worked in various senior roles at Air France-KLM and Martinair Cargo, including Director Spain and Portugal, based in Madrid, and Director Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, based in Dubai. 

Commenting on Engelaan’s appointment, Teddy Zebitz, Chair of SkyTeam Cargo’s Executive Board and CEO of Saudia Cargo said: “John’s extensive international experience and hands-on approach to everyday Cargo operations will be invaluable to our alliance as we continue to focus on delivering the most seamless and responsible service through innovative products and technology. We are delighted to welcome him on board.”

For more than 20 years, SkyTeam Cargo has offered simplified shipping solutions for every type of cargo - from pharma and perishables to luxury goods - to almost anywhere in the world through four key pillar products. The branded products - Express, General, Specialized and Customized - were first launched in 2002.