AMSTERDAM, 29 October 2020 – SkyTeam Cargo, the airline cargo alliance, has announced Omar Talal Hariri, CEO of Saudia Cargo and Saudi Arabian Logistics, as the new chairperson of its executive board. The appointment was endorsed today at the SkyTeam Cargo Executive Board, which is composed of the cargo executives of the 12 members and oversees SkyTeam Cargo’s global strategy.
Effective from today, Omar Hariri will replace the chairman of the cargo executive board, Shawn Cole, who has held the position for three years.
“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.”
Benjamin Neumann, Social Media & Communications Coordinator
About SkyTeam Cargo
SkyTeam Cargo is the global unique Cargo Alliance. 12 member airlines working together with more than 3,337 aircrafts including 63 full freighters to 159 destinations countries. The members are Aeroflot Cargo, Aerolíneas Argentinas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France-KLM Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, Korean Air Cargo, Saudia Cargo.