Hariri appointed chair of SkyTeam Cargo exec board

Airline alliance SkyTeam Cargo has announced Omar Talal Hariri, chief executive 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, 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.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]