Sam was born in Nigeria but his life and business journey depicts him as a “Citizen of the World”. He studied in Germany before moving to Canada where he is now a Citizen and started his air cargo career upon graduation from Montreal’s Concordia University at Air Canada. He has lived and worked as a “box-kicker” (air cargo expert) in Trinidad & Tobago, Bahrain, Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates.
He main focus is on assisting small & medium sized airlines, forwarders and other Supply Chain Members in meeting the future challenges of e-Commerce and get ready to satisfy the new trends and requirements of the X / Y and Z (Latchkey / Millennials / Screenagers) Generations.
He is a dynamic industry veteran who have held senior management roles in the following strategic functions:
- Cargo Strategic Marketing
- Sales / Business Planning
- Product Development
- Cargo Procedures & Automation
- Cargo Competitive Analysis - Cargo KPI Development
- Air Cargo General Training, - Cargo IQ – (C2K)
He has held P&L responsibilities at various major airlines including:
- Air Canada
- BWIA West Indies Airways
- Gulf Air
- Etihad Airways
- Air Seychelles (secondment from Etihad)
He was also employed by IATA and Canadian National Railways.
Originally from London and with a career founded at a U.K based air freight consolidator specialising in the Middle East market, Jamie has worked in five continents over the past thirty years and now resides in Asia with his family. During his career, Jamie has held senior management positions for both medium and large multinational logistics service providers in more than twelve locations globally. With a passion for Africa as well as aviation, Jamie’s first hand working knowledge overcomes the everyday challenges normally faced by the air cargo industry especially in difficult situations as well as remote locations. Jamie’s modus operandi is “No is not an option” and with this drive Jamie is steering Aero Africa development, deployment and network expansion.
Jeroen was born in Holland and he is an air cargo specialist with over 25 years in the Industry . He studied Logistics and Management in Amsterdam and holds IATA DGR and several FENEDEX export certificates.
He started his career early 90s working for the largest ground handling agent at Schiphol and Kuwait Airways as a senior cargo officer. He was then appointed by TMI Group and he had various management positions with in the Cargo GSA and neutral brokerage companies of the group including Space Air as a General Manager.
One of his biggest achievements that period was launching Africa West services in the Dutch market, building the cargo volumes from zero to the largest in Europe . Other airlines he successfully launched and represented during his GSA days were Continental Airlines, TNT Airways, Air Baltic, TAROM, Air Mauritius. After his career at the GSSA side of the industry he successfully worked as Sales Manager Benelux for Concordia Intl. Freight Forwarding Co.
Jeroen is also the founder of Air Cargo XL ( Formerly Cargo XL ) an airfreight rate distribution engine and consolidation management system , and he has been appointed as a Project Manager for Neutral Air Partner to head the NAV GSA & Aviation group and the NAX express product.
Born in France, raised in Southern California, Paul has lived or worked in the Asia Pacific region since 1983, where he has built an extensive career in Aviation and Transportation Logistics Solutions. Paul has held Senior Management positions in both European and U.S. Multi-National Airlines and Logistics Companies, and has broad experience ranging from Company Start ups to Corporate Training and Government & Regulatory Affairs.
Paul has been Chief Representative for three major on-line Airlines serving China and Asia Pacific, and served a two year term as President of the Board for Foreign Airlines in China while Country General Manager for United Airlines based in Beijing. As Chief Representative for TNT Airways in China, Paul developed the airline across Asia, starting new B747-ERF and B777F operations in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Chongqing. Paul held a dual role for TNT Express, as the Regional Procurement Manager for required air charters and core commercial capacity across all major air carriers.
Paul has held the position of Vice President Marketing Asia Pacific – and was a key member of the Senior Management on the startup team – for a successful U.S. Airline and ACMI Leasing company, and has established on-line station operations, as well as sales and representative offices across Asia and Globally. In recent years, Paul has expanded his experience into the development of General Aviation in China and international cross border E Commerce.
Paul attended Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated with a BA degree from San Diego State University. Paul also holds course certificates in language studies from the University of Aix En-Provence and Taiwan Normal University. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Paul has had extensive and advanced specialized training in numerous Aviation and Business courses including Security, Six Sigma, Lean, Personnel Management, Business Accounting, Safety, and Aircraft handling.
Paul currently lives in Shanghai and is an advisor to airlines, aircraft leasing companies, airports, financial institutions, and freight forwarders. Beyond airline management, Paul’s specializes in the design of air freight solutions, business development, marketing programs, and procurement.
Jelena is a logistics professional with over 10 years’ experience in sales and business develop-ment in Europe. She has Excelent communication skills and has developed and maintains suc-cessful working relationships.
After studying in one of the top International athletic Universities, Jelena achieved a bachelor’s degree as a sport professor with extensive studies included. Working under extreme pressure in her studies, her main beliefs were working hard , fast and discipline.
These beliefs were the key in her academic success and these have continued to be the key in her industry success as well. Today Jelena is responsible for the air cargo networks and event business development for the Group.
Juergen is an air cargo professional with over 23 years of experience in the air cargo industry.
He is specialized in Key Account and Global Account Management, and so he has deeply been involved in building up supply chain Systems in Europe, China, Japan, Brazil and the US.
During his professional journey, he was privileged to work at key management positions with airlines, as well as LSP’s such as Nippon Express, NNR + Dachser, and Mueller + Partner GmbH.
He has extensive knowledge in automotive business and he is also specialized in the procurement of mix multi MAWBS ULDs from airlines to various consolidation destinations.
Today Juergen is acting as an independent consultant for Global- and Key Account business, neutral consolidation, agent relations and airfreight related software, such as rate engines and specific CRM - Solutions
Juergen is responsible for the business development activities of Neutral Air Partner in Europe.