SkyTeam Cargo has appointed Omar Hariri as the new chairman of its executive board. He replaces Shawn Cole, VP cargo of Delta Airlines, who held the position for three years.

Hariri is the CEO of both Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) and Saudi Arabian Logistics Company (SAL).

Commenting on his new role, Hariri said, “It will be an honour chairing the executive board of SkyTeam Cargo, the largest alliance in the cargo industry accounting for nearly 20 percent of the global air cargo movement. SkyTeam Cargo with its two decades of formulation has come a long way and with its 12-member airlines reaching every corner of the globe, enjoys a vast geographic reach and connectivity between the east, west and vice versa.”