United Cargo realigns and appoints Leijssenaar

United Cargo has appointed Jacques Leijssenaar as vice president, cargo sales EMEIA, reporting to the US carrier’s cargo president, Jan Krems.
Leijssenaar comes to the freight arm of United Airlines with 18 years’ experience at Air France-KLM Cargo.
His most recent position was director Italy and Switzerland, and he has also served as AF-KLM Cargo’s director Benelux and as KLM Cargo’s director of sales for South, Central and Eastern Europe.
Krems, who joined United Cargo in the summer of 2014, is a former vice-president of the Americas for Air France-KLM Cargo, serving 27 years at KLM. 
United Cargo also outlined “a new alignment” in which leaders of the four sales organizations now report directly to Krems.
In addition to Leijssenaar, these are: Jim Bellinder, vice president, cargo sales Americas, Mirco Renfer, vice president, cargo sales Asia Pacific, and Helen Kristensen, managing director, cargo sales strategic accounts.
Krems said: "We believe this realignment will streamline our decision making and quicken our response to opportunities offered by our customers. This will enable us to serve as an even more valuable business partner in 2015."
United Cargo further announced the appointment of David King as managing director, cargo pricing, revenue management & sales strategy.
King first joined Continental Airlines Cargo in 2006 and has led cargo sales Americas for United since 2013. He has also co-led cargo pricing & revenue management on an interim basis since October.
United Cargo also reported the retirement of its former Asia Pacific Sales leader Rick Fall after nearly 45 years in the airline industry. "We salute Rick for his dedication and thank him for his countless contributions," said Krems.
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