Robert van de Weg, one of the air cargo industry’s leading commercial executives, has rejoined the Volga-Dnepr Group – barely over a year since leaving – as vice president for Sales and Marketing, based in London.
Van de Weg left the Volga-Dnepr Group in early 2017 after nearly three years in various roles, at which time he held a similar, albeit higher rank as senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. He subsequently started up AirWay Cargo, a company focused on advising airlines, airports, GSAs and forwarders.
As part of those consultancy services, van de Weg, “continued to provide valuable advisory and consulting services to the Group, using his extensive knowledge and expertise in the airfreight industry to support the Group’s overall growth and success,” Volga-Dnepr said.
In his new role, he will embrace the commercial activities of all the Group’s airlines, namely AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines, with responsibility to strengthen and develop the Group’s ‘cargo supermarket’ strategy, which is based on using the synergies of its scheduled and charter businesses to provide unique customer benefits.
“It is my pleasure to be part of Volga-Dnepr Group’s international team of airfreight professionals. My decision to rejoin the Group stems from us both taking a well-considered and balanced view of what we want to achieve.
“I have missed the action that comes from being part of a growing and ambitious group of cargo airlines on a day-to-day basis and look forward to engaging fully in the sales and marketing activities of the Group, supporting our customers with more service options as well as progressing ongoing projects to a new level,” van de Weg commented.
Van de Weg, an economist by training, has a wealth of experience in air freight and is widely-respected across the industry. Prior to joining Volga-Dnepr – the first time – he was sales and network chief in the Cargolux management team for more than 11 years.