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Peter Whitfield

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, biofuels, 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 Spyrou

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 in 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 the 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.

Paul Woolley

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 Startups 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.

Sam Okpro

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
– e-AWB
– Cargo Competitive Analysis – Cargo KPI Development
– Air Cargo General Training, – Cargo IQ – (C2K)
– e-freight

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.

Boris Bartula

Boris comes with over 20 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 web design UI/UX design and holds Masters degree in Graphical engineering and design.

Through research, concept development & design, Boris helps 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.

Jelena Babic-Vogas

Jelena is a logistics professional with over 10 years’ experience in sales and business development in Europe. She has Excellent communication skills and has developed and maintains successful working relationships.

After studying in one of the top International athletic Universities, Jelena achieved a bachelor’s degree as a sports 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 to her industry success as well. Today Jelena is responsible for the air cargo networks and event business development for the Group.

Jerry Qian

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 Anwander

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.

Jamie Anderson

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 Klomp

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.