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.