CHAMP Cargosystems names Chris McDermott as new CEO

McDermott brings his expertise in passenger airlines, telecoms and managing global operations to CHAMP after being SITA’s vice president of passenger solution lines.


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Software company CHAMP Cargosystems has named Chris McDermott as CEO effective 1 October, a press release confirmed. 

McDermott, who is SITA’s vice president of passenger solution lines, will replace outgoing CEO Arnaud Lambert, who spent 16 years with the IT solutions and distribution services provider. 

“We are very happy to have a strong leader like Chris join as he brings a diverse industry background with a specialization in passenger airlines, telecommunications and managing global operations,” said Barbara Dalibard, CEO of SITA and chairman at CHAMP. 

“On behalf of the Board of CHAMP, I would also like to congratulate and share my gratitude for Arnaud Lambert, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems for his 16 years of passionate and dedicated service to CHAMP, with the last six as CEO, she added. 

CHAMP Cargosystems is a joint venture between SITA and Cargolux with the former holding majority stake. With 500 employees and revenues of approximately $55 million, the software company provides IT solutions to the airlines, forwarders, and ground handlers that handle air logistics transport.

CHAMP recently teamed up with Google to provide an API platform to fast-track the digitalisation of the air cargo industry. 



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