Delta Cargo is pleased to announce two key leadership positions in its organization. Jannie Davel joins the airline as Managing Director–Commercial, and Vishal Bhatnagar has been promoted to Managing Director–Global Cargo Operations, effective immediately.
“Jannie and Vishal are visionary industry leaders, providing real strength to our leadership team as we accelerate our journey toward best-in-class service, continued innovation and capability for our customers,” said Rob Walpole, V.P. – Delta Cargo. “This year will continue to be a period of both challenge and opportunity as global supply chains continue to face disruptions and structural hurdles. With the global industry focus on distributing COVID-19 vaccines alongside our continued efforts to support our customers, our new leadership team stands ready to assist.”
Davel will lead Cargo commercial activities including Sales, Alliances and Product Management. With over 26 years in the logistics business, Davel brings an in-depth understanding of the cargo and supply chain industry, having held leadership positions at DHL Global Forwarding and Emirates SkyCargo. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President at Global Feeder Services, a specialized industry player operating 15 freighters globally.
Bhatnagar will lead the Global Cargo Operations team, having most recently held the position of Director of Cargo Operations–Performance and Customer Experience. Since joining Delta in 2017, Bhatnagar has been instrumental in the development of our industry-leading Cargo Control Center and has built numerous key business functions to expand services and improve both our customer experience and operations execution capabilities. Prior to joining Delta Cargo, Bhatnagar led North and South America operations for Lufthansa Cargo.
These appointments, alongside the existing cargo leadership team, will be instrumental as the airline works to navigate its post-pandemic business recovery.