Celebi Aviation announced the appointment of Kamesh Peri as chief executive officer of Celebi Delhi Cargo effective March 15, 2021.
“Kamesh is a highly seasoned professional with 30 years of senior leadership experience in the aviation industry in different geographies spanning South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and North America. His former experience has been with reputable organizations like Lufthansa Cargo AG & Menzies Aviation and as a consultant for large clients in the aviation business, providing advisory, strategy & implementation,” said the release.
Kamesh is a graduate from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) and holds an MBA degree from Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, UK. “He brings in strong hands-on experience in every aspect of cargo business including strategic planning, project management, business development, marketing & sales execution and finance. This vast amount of cargo experience undoubtedly will add value to our Indian business,” noted the release.
Kamesh has replaced Burak Kurt who served as the CEO for Celebi’s India office since November 2019. In January 2021, the Middle East-based National Aviation Services had appointed Burak Kurt as its group COO for cargo. Kurt had been associated with Celebi Aviation for 20 years holding several key roles. He began his career at Celebi Aviation in 2001 as an operations agent. He rose to the ranks of regional director, Istanbul at Celebi Hava Servisi until 2016 before being appointed as CEO of Celebi Delhi Cargo in 2019.