AMI appoints new leader as Clark moves to Network Aviation

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Carlos Font has been appointed as the new executive vice president of Air Menzies International (AMI) to replace Jonathan Clark who is leaving the company to join Network Aviation Group as chief executive.

In his new role, Font will be responsible for driving the company’s growth plans, including developing its innovation and digital capabilities. 

He will take over the role on December 1 and will be based in Barcelona.

Font has more than 20 years of experience in freight forwarding and digital service providers and joins from Shipa Freight and iContainers, a digital freight forwarder, where he has been chief executive since 2019.

Prior to Shipa, he held numerous roles in the supply chain industry including with DSV and UTi Worldwide.

AMI said that Font had overseen large-scale digital transformation programmes and international supply chain and transportation networks.

He also has experience utilising data, and digital tools to optimise decision-making and operational efficiency, the company said.

Clark moves to NAG

Meanwhile, Clark will take on the role of chief executive at Network Aviation Group from January 8 next year.

Clark has over 35 years of experience in the air cargo industry, having worked previously for Lufthansa Cargo, Qatar Airways, DB Schenker and Cargolux.

Andrew Leslie, chairman of the Network Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan as our new chief executive, after an extensive, global search process. Jonathan is a dynamic, values-driven business leader who has a diverse background of experience and an excellent track record of delivery in the air cargo industry.

“He has exceptional strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness, and strong experience in both developed and developing markets. The Board looks forward to Jonathan realising the full potential of Network Aviation Group as a winning business which delivers long-term growth and value for all its stakeholders.”

Clark said: “I am delighted to take on my new role leading the Network Aviation Group, an organisation that I have watched grow over the years into a quality-driven, customer-oriented and much-respected airfreight partner. With the recent addition of the fourth B747 freighter to the managed fleet, the times ahead are very exciting.”

Network Aviation Group currently has 42 offices around the world where they are the General Sales Agents (GSA) for more than thirty airlines, but also sell the cargo capacity for their own freighter-managed fleet, which currently comprises four Boeing 747 freighters which are based in Liege, Belgium.

The freighter-managed fleet serves destinations throughout Africa and North America on a scheduled basis as well as offering charter capacity worldwide.

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