Anderson, Richard H. - from United States

ID: 299498
Organization: WEF
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013

Business executive who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amtrak. Anderson previously worked in the aviation industry, including tenures as CEO of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Hirst and Anderson left Continental for Northwest Airlines in 1990, with the latter serving as a deputy general counsel for the airline. At Northwest, Anderson was initially charged with labor relations and government affairs. Despite having no experience in airline operations, he was named senior vice president of technical operations and airport affairs. Anderson was promoted to CEO of Northwest Airlines in June 2001 after the departure of John Dasburg.

Prior to his role at Amtrak, Anderson served as Chief Executive of Delta Air Lines from 2007 to 2016, as CEO of Northwest Airlines from 2001 to 2004, which would later merge with Delta, and Executive Vice President of United Healthcare from 2004 to 2007.

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