Tony Charaf is Senior Vice President and Chief Cargo Officer for Delta Air Lines.
Tony is responsible for maintaining and improving Delta’s global Cargo business. Delta Cargo works closely with our SkyTeam partners in handling thousands of tons of cargo and mail each day throughout Delta’s network. The operation generated nearly $1 billion in revenue in 2013. He 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. In 2000, he was promoted to Senior Vice President - Delta Air Cargo and served as Cargo’s leader until 2004. Tony returned to TechOps in 2004 as Senior Vice President and was named President – Delta TechOps in 2008. Early in 2012, he turned his focus specifically to Delta’s maintenance, repair and overhaul business and later that same year he returned to the cargo operation as Senior Vice President and Chief Cargo Officer.
Prior to joining Delta, Tony held positions in engineering, marketing and operations with Pacific Airmotive Corporation and Ryder Airline Services/Aviall.
Tony graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Northrop University and later received a master’s degree in Management from Northrop. 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.