SkyTeam Cargo, the largest alliance in the air cargo industry, has appointed Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Hariri as the new Chairman of its Executive Board.

Hariri, CEO of both Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) and Saudi Arabian Logistics Company (SAL), replaces Shawn Cole, VP Cargo of Delta Airlines, who held the position for three years.

The Executive Board of SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, which is made up of top executives from the group’s 12 cargo airline members, endorsed Hariri’s new role during their latest meeting.

Commenting on his new role as the Chairman of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance Executive Board, 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% 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 and west and vice versa.”