Peter has had a career spanning 50 years in the international freight forwarding and logistics industry and is now spending the majority of his time providing advice and support to various organizations through his consulting company based in Atlanta GA .
He was the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Air Cargo Pty Ltd., (sold to AMI- Air Menzies, 2008) an international wholesale air cargo company that had operations in the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to purchasing Universal Air Cargo Pty Ltd. in 1987, Mr. Whitfield had an equity position in a major Australian Freight Forwarder and Customs Agency. He also founded a business in New Zealand prior to moving to Australia in 1978. From 1966 to 1975 he was employed in various sales management positions with air cargo and forwarding companies in New Zealand, the UK and Australia.
Peter has been also heavily involved in government contract logistics being the founder and former CEO and President of Final Mile Logistics, an international logistics operation and government contract vendor. He has extensive knowledge and success with moving freight into hostile areas such as Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
He studied Commerce and Administration at Victoria University in New Zealand ,and has financial interests in the wine, digital animation, bio-fuels, and computer peripheral industries.
Peter has extensive industry experience in all areas of operations, sales, consulting, neutral airfreight wholesale , and procuring military contracts and understanding the process of government bids for service.
Christos comes with experience from 8 nations, 4 continents and over 25 years at the global air cargo and forwarding industry, during his professional Journey he was exposed to many different markets and cultures of doing airfreight business.
He is specialized in various airfreight sectors such as: advanced air freight consolidation management, neutral airfreight wholesale, ULDs utilization and equalization, gateway planning, airfreight product design to implementation, networking, and to effective selling & sourcing for the professional airfreight forwarder.
Having risen by a family from the air cargo industry, he has a passion for the world of airfreight, logistics and its people.
Christos founded the Air Cargo Group in Shanghai on 2003 – a global association of leading neutral airfreight wholesalers and consolidators.
He was also the former founder and managing partner of “China Cargo Alliance “( 2001) a network of local and independent Chinese airfreight forwarders, as well founder and CEO of “NAC Asia Consolidators “( Hong Kong ,Shanghai 2004) a neutral airfreight wholesale consolidator , that he later merged ( 2010 ) to a leading global NVOCC.
During his early days in Europe with his family business, he established airfreight organizations across eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, and he has represented various global freight forwarders at the region, as well several airlines as a GSA. He also has a vast experience in mega and sports events logistics, and he was appointed as an airfreight adviser for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
He studied in the UK airfreight forwarding and logistics management, holds IATA,BIFA,ASM,DGR certificates ,and he was privileged to work as an intern with AEI - Air Express International in Europe and USA.
Christos lives in China for the last decade, offering corporate air cargo logistic advisory solutions and training to major global logistics organizations thru his consulting firm Air Cargo Plus Limited.
He is heavily involved in networking activities being the founder and CEO of Neutral Air Partner and co-founder and managing partner of The Air Cargo summit.
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.
Richard born in England attended the University of West London for business management & Institute of Exports for International Trade practices. In 1980 he immigrated to Canada after serving his apprenticeship with Atlasair Cargo ( Now UPS) and British Caledonian Cargo ( Now British Airways)
Richard has since gained a wealth of experiences in global logistics having been in senior management positions for the past 28 years. Richard operated his own freight &logistics company and established his own offices in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the U.S.A
Richard holds designations with CIFFA ( Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association and with the C.I.T.T. ( Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation) for many years he was an active board member of the Air Cargo Group which served leading global airfreight consolidators until he sold his business and resigned.
A consultant since 2012 Richard has set up innovative programs for the following sub industry sectors:
E Commerce platforms in the UK& North America
International Courier Line Haul ex North America
Postal Consolidation ( Globally)
LCL Ocean Cargo Consolidations ex China to North America
Neutral Aircargo Services ( Previous Canadian agent for Air Menzies)
Boris comes with over 15 years’ experience in graphic and web design in various industries, and over 10 years’ in air, rail and road freight combined. Boris is specialized in webdesign UI/UX design and hold Masters degree in Graphical engineering and design.
Through research, concept development & design, Boris help build interactive experiences and digital stories for airfreight industry. As art director and designer, Boris has been creating digital products and leading creative teams to connect design, technology & corporate airfreight solutions. Boris believes in technology and interaction as the key differentiation that can turn any product or service into a meaningful experience.
Jerry is a young professional with over 10 years working experience in the air cargo and forwarding industry in China and the U.S. Global perspective, creative, dynamic and detail oriented , he is the ideal colleague to work with. He is specialized in air cargo operations and procurement , and he is a TSA certified cargo operator.
For the last 5 year he managed the air cargo divisions of leading global logistics organizations in China and he is responsible for the business development activities of Neutral Air Partner organization in North East Asia.
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.
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.
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.
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.