Wednesday, May 22, 2024
IAG Cargo’s new leadership hires

IAG Cargo’s new leadership hires

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) have made new key customer-focused appointments to its leadership team. Pat Dobie, previously chief transformation officer, is appointed chief customer and infrastructure officer. George Efkolodis joins the business as head of customer experience, with over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

These appointments underline the business’s ‘always moving’ mantra and its commitment to ensuring customers are at the heart of the business. They will focus on the end-to-end customer experience as the business continues to increase capacity on its network whilst offering cargo-only services and its popular charter product.

Dobie, who has been with IAG Cargo since 2017 and has over 30 years experience in the logistics and aviation sector, has been instrumental in the business’s strategic change and transformation initiatives, fostering an agile culture whilst advancing digital capabilities.

Efkolodis has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation sector, having held senior roles at Munich Airport International, Heathrow and IATA. Pat and George will be supported by an expanding global customer services team.

Dobie commented: “The past year has been an eventful one for IAG Cargo, with many highlights. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary, transported more than 20,000 tonnes of PPE, delivered COVID-19 vaccines and created a new charter product – incredibly popular with our customers.

“Throughout the pandemic we have adapted for our customers as their needs evolved – and I am thrilled to be leading this team supported by George, as we work to create new ways to connect with customers at every touchpoint; supporting them every step of the way.”

Efkolodis  commented: “My appointment comes at an exciting and crucial time for the business – I couldn’t be more pleased to join the team leading IAG Cargo into its next chapter. Our continued success depends on our customers and ensuring they get the most of out of IAG Cargo.

Pat Dobie


George Efkolodis


“I am looking forward to working with the team bringing my knowledge and expertise to establish a solid foundation for ongoing growth to drive the business forward.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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