Perry Cantarutti serves as Delta’s senior vice president – Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing all commercial activities in the region. Based in Paris, Perry’s role includes maximizing long-term growth opportunities for Delta’s joint venture with Air France KLM and Alitalia – the industry’s largest trans-Atlantic alliance; as well as working to develop and launch a successful joint venture with Virgin Atlantic, in which Delta holds a minority ownership share. Perry is a member of the Board of Directors of Virgin Atlantic.
He previously held the position of vice president –Reservation Sales and Customer Care at Delta, having served in a similar position for Northwest Airlines. In this role, he was responsible for the management of the airline’s 11 North America offices and nine overseas offices as well as customer care.
Perry joined Northwest in 1992 as an analyst in domestic pricing. He held key management positions in the airline’s passenger marketing and international departments in Northwest’s U.S., Japan and Hong Kong offices.
Perry holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California – Berkeley and a master’s of business administration from Northwestern University. He also serves on the Northwestern University Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee.