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Delta Air Lines Fills CFO Vacancy With Veteran GE Exec

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Incoming CFO Dan Janki. Image Courtesy of Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines has announced that Dan Janki will join the company on July 12 as its new EVP and Chief Financial Officer. The US airline giant’s top finance leadership role has been jointly held on an interim basis by SVPs Gary Chase and Bill Carroll since November 2020, when then-CFO Paul Jacobson left for General Motors.

Janki’s new position places him in charge of the recovering airline’s financial reporting, corporate audit, financial planning investor relations, treasury, and controller organizations. He will also join the Delta Leadership Committee and have oversight of the company’s fleet and TechOps supply chain, supply chain management, and fuel management units, which include its refinery operations.

“Dan is known for his close working relationship with his teams and a strong customer focus,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees. “He shares our spirit of innovation and collaboration, and our values of servant leadership, honesty, integrity and respect for all.”

Janki is a veteran General Electric executive, having spent the past 25 years in a wide array of senior roles. Most recently, he has been the SVP and CEO of GE Power Portfolio.

“I’m thrilled to join Delta’s talented team, renowned for its innovative, collaborative and people-centric culture. As a longtime frequent flyer and corporate business partner, I have a deep appreciation for Delta’s strong commitment to its customers, and its reliable and trusted service,” Janki said. “I’m also immensely grateful to my colleagues and friends at GE, and I wish them continued success as I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues at Delta.”

Delta CFO transition comes after a year of financial woes. The COVID-19 pandemic has battered the travel industry as a whole and handed Delta its first full-year loss since 2009. However, the company is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as US vaccination efforts continue, and Janki’s veteran leadership will be integral to its recovery.

Over 37 million Americans are expected to travel during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, a 60% jump from last year when only 23 million traveled.

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