Edward H. Bastian
Delta Air Lines
As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused culture and inspire the spirit of innovation that is the foundation of Delta’s success. An 18-year Delta veteran, Ed was a central part of the team that led the airline from bankruptcy to its current position as the industry’s leader. Named Delta’s CEO in May 2016, Ed is committed to putting Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision. Under Ed’s leadership, Delta is focused on operating the nation’s most reliable and customer-centric airline; expanding its global footprint; and striving to become the airline of choice for the next generation of travelers.