Kenji C. Hashimoto was appointed President – Cargo in May 2012. He runs American’s worldwide cargo operations, which provide more than 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. American has one of the largest, most technologically advanced cargo networks in the world, with cargo terminals and interline connections available across the globe.
Hashimoto joined Cargo after three years as Vice President–Strategic Alliances where he led the airline’s entry into and participation in Joint Business Agreements with British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Qantas. In addition, he led the airline’s efforts to grow and strengthen the oneworld Alliance and bilateral airline agreements while maintaining responsibility for interline product distribution and regulatory affairs.
Prior to that, Hashimoto served in several key roles. Among them, he was Managing Director–Airline Profitability and Financial Analysis, responsible for route performance analysis and profitability reporting, labor analysis and support of labor negotiations, and competitive benchmarking and analysis. He also served as Managing Director–Investor Relations and Managing Director–Finance, Europe and Pacific, where he was based in London. Before these positions, he held roles in Sales and Financial Planning. He has been with American 14 years.
Hashimoto earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. He has also held leadership roles with Teach for America.
He and his wife, Dana, live in Texas and have two children.