Delta Air Lines has appointed two leaders to fill vacant positions in its international sales organization to support a growing network of routes in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Christophe Didier, currently Delta’s regional sales manager for South
America, has been promoted to director of Sales and Affairs for Latin
America and the Caribbean and will be based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Since joining Delta in 1999, Didier has been responsible for managing
sales offices in seven countries across South America and has opened
five new markets in the region. Prior to Delta, Didier managed Latin
America sales and marketing for Air France based in both Brazil and
Farehk “Frank” Jahangir, formerly of United Kingdom-based Virgin
Holidays, has been named director of Sales and Affairs for Europe,
Middle East and Africa and will be based at Delta’s Atlantic Region
Offices in London. Jahangir is joining Delta from Virgin Holidays in
London where he was responsible for increasing sales by 42 percent via
direct sales channels. Before joining Virgin Holidays, Jahangir served
as sales director for eBookers PLC, Europe’s No. 1 online travel
company. During his tenure at eBookers, he led the organizational
redesign and strategic efforts that produced the best performance in
the company’s history.
“We are pleased to add the expertise of two well-respected global professionals to these key roles on our sales team as we become an even more international company,” said Pam Elledge, Delta’s vice president - Global Sales and Distribution. “Over the last year Delta has successfully added more than 50 new international routes around the globe with the support of more than 40 worldwide sales offices. Moving forward, Christophe and Frank will play critical roles in the continuing globalization and expansion of Delta.”
Didier and Jahangir both have spent their careers abroad benefiting from both international education and experience. Didier, a Brazilian and French national, is fluent in four languages and is a graduate of Ecole Superieure De Commerce De Paris with a degree in international business administration. Jahangir is a graduate of the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom with a degree in history and is fluent in two languages.