Jimmy Eichelgruen has built his career in the airline business, starting off as a management trainee with South African Airways. In 1973 he joined Pan American Airways and held various positions in a variety of African locations, ultimately becoming Division Director Sales Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
With the purchase of the Pan Am trans Atlantic routes in 1991, he was transferred to Delta in that year, handling Leisure Sales in the United Kingdom. He subsequently became responsible for Delta’s representative (General Sales Agents) offices throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa until his promotion in January 2008 to his present position as Director Sales Africa, Middle East, India.
In this capacity, he is responsible for all commercial activities in Africa, Middle East and the Indian sub-continent including online services from 4 cities in 4 African countries, and Delta codeshare services with 21 representative offices in his region covering 25 countries and over US$350 million in revenues.