Cargojet president and chief executive officer Dr Ajay K. Virmani has been recognised as Strategist of the Year, as well being named one of Canada’s top leaders of 2020 representing the best corporate leadership, innovation, vision and responsibility by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. The Strategist of the Year is awarded by the Globe and Mail’s Report of Business team to a CEO whose bold decisions have materially changed and improved the strategic position of his or her business.
“True to his entrepreneurial spirit, Ajay started Cargojet in the thick of 9/11 crisis and in less than 20 years turned it into an air-cargo powerhouse with recognition on the TMX 30 as one of Canada’s top performing stocks two years running. Ajay has been the architect of building Canada’s most efficient overnight air-network that has become the de-facto enabler of next-day e-Commerce. His bold and courageous leadership and relentless focus on employees and customers are at the heart of Cargojet’s success. On behalf of the Cargojet board, I congratulate Ajay on this remarkable recognition”, said James Crane, chair of the board of Directors, Cargojet.
“I am honoured to be named to this prestigious list of CEO’s selected by the Globe and Mail. This recognition is a testament to our dedicated and hardworking team of professionals, who work day and night to ensure Canada’s supply chain continues to service Canadians coast to coast. I am also thankful to our customers for their business, partnership and their continued trust and confidence in Cargojet.” said Virmani.
Cargojet is Canada’s leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services and carries over 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night. Cargojet operates its network across North America each business night, utilising a fleet of all-cargo aircraft.