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Paul Jacobson, Delta Air Lines

Paul Jacobson, Delta CFO.
Source: Delta
Paul Jacobson, Delta CFO.

Paul Jacobson is executive vice president and chief financial officer responsible for Delta Air Lines' global finance organization.

Throughout his career, Paul has been a key contributor to Delta's strategies and has been instrumental in a number of initiatives, including the purchase of the Trainer refinery from ConocoPhillips; the balance-sheet initiatives that have resulted in nearly $7 billion in debt reduction; the structuring of $1.8 billion in revolving credit facilities, the expansion of the T-4 facility at JFK and the recently announced capital allocation strategy. Combined, these initiatives are expected to contribute more than $1 billion in annual benefits to Delta.

Since joining Delta as a financial analyst in 1997, Paul has held several positions, including serving as senior vice president and treasurer for Delta from 2005. In March 2012 he became chief financial officer.

Jacobson currently serves on the Board of Visitors at the Owen Graduate School of Management, as well as the Aviation Management Advisory Board in Auburn.

He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree of aviation management and later received a master's of business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.