Ben Zandi has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Airmall USA, effective immediately.
Zandi will oversee the North American operations of parent company Fraport. He has more than 30 years of experience in hospitality, business management, and restaurant and retail development and operations.
“We are honored to have an accomplished business leader and innovator focused on our growth in North America and expanding our U.S. footprint,” says Charles Weinland, chairman of the Board of Directors of Airmall. “Ben brings a depth of experience, tremendous energy and insight to our strategic vision. Our focus is on enhancing the customer and passenger ‘breakthrough’ experience at all of our airports. We and our airport partners are in excellent hands with Ben Zandi at the helm.”
Zandi most recently served as executive vice president of operations of PGHC Inc., a privately owned restaurant company with annual revenue of $250 million. Prior to that, Zandi owned and operated Zanick Inc., a regional restaurant group and consulting firm.
“Fraport is a major international player with an impressive wealth of knowledge, talent and resources,” says Zandi. “I am passionately committed to positioning the Airmall brand for the 21st Century as best in class by creating breakthrough services, products and experiences to serve the shifting customer base. It’s an exciting time.”