Global Crossing Airlines Group, Inc.(JET: TSX-V; JET.B: TSX-V; JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “GlobalX”) announces the engagement of Mr. Roberto Held as a strategic advisor with the responsibility for leading several initiatives in the Andean Region, specifically the launching of Cargo Operations.
Roberto comes to this advisory with over 23 years of experience in varied industries, including Aviation, Banking, and Capital Markets. Mr. Held has more than six years of airline industry experience, including CFO at Avianca, where he was responsible for the Airline's strategy, finance, and turnaround plan. In recent years, Mr. Held has supported the Civil Aviation Authority in Colombia, advised banks and investors around the impact of the pandemic in the aviation industry, and developed new business opportunities in the Americas with other aviation sector clients.
At GlobalX, Held will be responsible for initiating new cargo contracts for the GlobalX fleet of A321 freighters by working with airlines, freight forwarders, and logistics companies. Additionally, he will be working with GlobalX senior management and the board of directors to create new A320 charter airlines in Ecuador and Colombia, and develop alliances with key industry partners.
“Roberto has deep experience in Latin American aviation, and he will be working with us to establish our presence in charter operations across the different lines of business to be rolled out in the region by the Company. We are delighted he will be working with us as we extend our presence throughout the Americas. Global Presence, Local Focus™," said Ed Wegel, Chair and CEO of GlobalX.