Delta Cargo - Vishal Bhatnagar (L) and Jannie Davel (R)

More changes at Delta Cargo, after the carrier last month announced it was subsuming the cargo department into its commercial arm.

It has appointed two executives, Jannie Davel (right) as managing director commercial and Vishal Bhatnagar (left) as MD global cargo operations.

Mr Davel has a strong air freight background, spending two years as vice president cargo commercial Americas for Emirates SkyCargo and prior to that, 12 years at DHL Global Forwarding, most recently as senior vice president airfreight Americas.

Mr Bhatnagar has been at Delta for nearly four years, as director cargo operational performance and customer experience, after nearly 15 years at Lufthansa Cargo, as head of operations and processes, the Americas.

“Jannie and Vishal are visionary industry leaders, providing real strength to our leadership team,” said Rob Walpole, vice president Delta Cargo.

“This year will continue to be a period of both challenge and opportunity. With the global industry focus on distributing Covid-19 vaccines alongside supporting our customers during a period where global supply chains continue to face disruptions and structural hurdles, our new leadership team stands ready to assist our customers.”

Mr Davel will lead the cargo commercial activities including sales, alliances and product management. Mr Bhatnagar will lead the global cargo operations team. The carrier said he had been instrumental in the development of its Cargo Control Center and had “built numerous key business functions focused on expanding services and improving both the customer experience and operations execution capabilities”.  

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