Atlas Air promotes Broekman

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Atlas Air has promoted Richard Broekman to executive vice president, chief commercial officer and head of sustainability.

In his new role, Broekman will be responsible for the development and execution of Atlas Air’s global commercial strategies, and the management of the corporate sales strategy for ACMI, CMI and charter services.

Additionally, Broekman will also assume an expanded role as head of sustainability to drive the company’s commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In this capacity, he will lead development of Atlas’ decarbonisation strategies, which include partnering with its customers to implement sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and carbon offsetting initiatives.

Broekman succeeds Michael Steen, who became president and chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide on June 15.

Since joining Atlas in 2004 as a flight and revenue analyst, Broekman has served in roles with increasing responsibility.

He joined the commercial team in 2008 and has served as senior director of commercial development and revenue management, and vice president, commercial development and charter sales.

In 2018, he was named senior vice president, global sales and commercial development.

“Richard brings a strong personal commitment to our company’s mission to be our customers’ first choice and most valued partner,” said Steen. “He is well-respected across the air cargo industry and brings extensive expertise across many facets of the business.

“Under his strong leadership, we look forward to continuing to serve our blue-chip roster of customers with the world class performance that defines Atlas.”

“I am very proud of the role we serve in the global supply chain, and am excited for the opportunity to build on our position as one of the world’s largest freighter operators,” said Broekman.

“It is a great honour to lead this team as we partner with our customers to help them achieve their business goals and deliver on our shared commitments to sustainability and corporate citizenship.”

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New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]