President & CEO :: Ajay Virmani
“The creation of this new entity means Canadian businesses will have a dedicated cargo consolidator - a shipping resource focused on providing quality cargo service across this great country.”
As Chief Executive Officer of Cargojet, Ajay Virmani spearheaded the creation of the company in 2002, first purchasing fifty percent of its predecessor Canada 3000 Cargo in July of 2001. With plans in hand for expansion of its services as well a major rebranding of the company’s image which included a new name and logo, Virmani then acquired 100% of Canada 3000 Cargo in January 2002, and renamed his organization as Cargojet.
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer :: Jamie B. Porteous
As Executive Vice President, Jamie B. Porteous has 20 years of experience in the airline industry. Porteous began his career in cargo at Air Canada where he was Director of Operations, responsible for cargo movement control on a global basis.
When Air Canada decided to sell its cargo aircraft fleet, Porteous moved to the customer side of the business, spending three years as consultant and director of a rapidly growing, full-service transportation business.
Recruited by CanAir Cargo Ltd in 1996, Porteous assumed dual responsibility as Director of Sales & Operations for Canada’s only all cargo overnight carrier. In 1997 CanAir Cargo was acquired by Royal Aviation Inc.and Porteous went on to assume the role of Vice President Sales & Service and was instrumental in building the revenues of Royal Cargo Inc. from a first year basis of $25M CAD to $48M CAD in the fiscal year ended April 1999.
Porteous is a partner in the new investment group that purchased the assets of Royal Cargo Inc. in August 2000, to form Canada 3000 Cargo Inc. which has now created the new entity, Cargojet.