Challenge Group has appointed David Canavan as its chief operating officer, responsible for leading, planning, directing, coordinating, aligning and overseeing all Group operations.
Canavan joins the international air cargo conglomerate with a proven track record of more than 30 years’ international experience in strategic planning, operational efficiency, supply chain management and logistics.
He previously led various multinational teams and business units in senior management roles both in Europe and Asia at FedEx.
Yossi Shoukroun, chief executive of the Challenge Group, said: “We are thrilled to welcome David to our executive team.
“His wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership will be instrumental in propelling Challenge Group to new heights.
“We are confident that he will play a key role in developing and implementing efficient and cost-effective operational processes to meet the current and future growing business needs of the Group to better serve our customers and partners.”
The Challenge Group offers tailored air freight industry solutions from handling, air and ground logistics, to aviation services, for a wide range of industries and commodities.
The Group employs over 1,000 people across three airlines – Challenge Airlines IL in Israel, Challenge Airlines BE in Belgium, and Challenge Airlines MT in Malta – is a commercial division (Challenge Air Cargo) in Malta, a ground handling company (Challenge Handling in Liege, Belgium), a European road feeder provider (Challenge Logistics in Liege, Belgium), an aircraft and parts leasing division (Challenge Aviation), and a comprehensive line maintenance provider (Challenge Technic).
The company has trebled its capacity over the past four years and now handles over 300,000 tonnes of cargo per year.
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