Tony Charaf is senior vice president and chief cargo officer for Delta Air Lines.
Tony is responsible for maintaining and improving Delta’s Cargo business, which handles thousands of tons of cargo and mail each day throughout Delta’s global network. The operation generated nearly $1 billion in revenue in 2012. Tony oversees a team of more than 1,700 Delta Cargo professionals worldwide.
Tony joined Delta in 1996 as director – Engine Maintenance and served in positions of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president ─ Delta Air Cargo from 2000 to 2004. He was named president – Delta TechOps in 2008 and later turned his focus specifically to Delta’s maintenance, repair and overhaul business. In 2012, he returned to the cargo operation as chief cargo officer.
Prior to joining Delta, Tony held positions with Pacific Airmotive Corporation and Ryder Airline Services/Aviall. He also earned an Airframe and Powerplant license as well as a private pilot license.
A resident of Atlanta, Tony is active on the governing boards of several nonprofit organizations including the Carter Center and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition, he serves on the advisory board of the Goizueta Business School and The Winship Cancer Center at Emory University.
Tony graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Northrop University and later received a master’s degree in Management from Northrop.