Ex-Etihad Cargo boss Drew scoops Atlas Air role

Ex-Etihad Cargo boss Martin Drew has been appointed as Atlas Air Worldwide chief strategy and transformation officer.

Drew started in his new role this week and will lead the company’s corporate strategy, including its transformational growth initiatives.

As part of this role, he will drive strategic growth and diversification across Atlas’ services, geographic footprint, and partnerships.

Drew will report to Atlas Air Worldwide chief executive Michael Steen and will also serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

“We are thrilled that Martin is joining our leadership team at this exciting and pivotal moment for Atlas,” said Steen.

“Martin is a highly recognised leader in aviation and will be an incredible asset to our team as we leverage our diversified business model, unrivaled global network and best-in-class assets for long-term success.

“His vast experience in cargo and passenger operations, entrepreneurial leadership style and solutions-oriented approach will help guide the Company to new heights.”

Drew added: “I look forward to bringing my passion for driving change and strategic mindset to make a lasting impact on the Company’s continued growth and success. Atlas’ dedication to transformation and its visionary leadership have set the stage for an exciting journey ahead.”

Drew was most recently senior vice president global sales, marketing, brand and cargo at Etihad Airways where he oversaw all aspects of Etihad Cargo and was a member of the airline’s leadership team.

He first joined Etihad Airways in 2005 and during this time spent 18 months working with Jet Airways as vice president, cargo, in Mumbai, substantially growing the airline’s cargo business.

He also previously held the position of vice president Europe and Americas with responsibility for Etihad’s activities in Europe and the Americas, including passenger sales, marketing, and alliances. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Lufthansa and DAS Air Cargo.

Martin Drew to leave Etihad

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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]