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The International Air Cargo Association represents all segments of the air freight supply chain. Their not-for-profit association supports, informs, and connects companies and organisations of all sizes with the aim of developing an efficient, modern, and unified air cargo industry worldwide.

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Flexport Global Head of Airfreight Neel Jones Shah joins TIACA Board of Directors


Neel Jones Shah, responsible for Flexport’s global airfreight delivery capabilities, brings the voice of the freight forwarder to the TIACA Board

Miami, Florida, USA, Thursday, 21st February 2019 – Neel Jones Shah, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Airfreight at Flexport, has been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors.

Shah, who previously served on the TIACA Board from 2011 to 2012, joins with almost 20 years of experience in the aviation and transport industry.

Since 2017 he has been responsible for building up global air cargo delivery capabilities for freight forwarder Flexport.

“The freight forwarding industry like much of the supply chain, is going through a period of great change, and improved collaboration and transparency throughout our industry is paramount to our future,” said Shah.

“TIACA is the only Association to represent all segments of the air cargo sector, and is a great platform for us to learn from each other, debate the issues that matter, and develop solutions to the ongoing challenges.”

Shah previously led boutique consultancy group JS Aviation Consulting, which focused on developing commercial strategy, marketing, business planning and revenue optimization. Prior to that, Shah worked as Senior Vice President and Chief Cargo Officer for Delta Air Lines, as well as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for United Airlines.

In addition to his role at Flexport, Shah currently sits on the Board of Directors of Amerijet International Holdings, and is a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group.

“Neel has a strong track record in developing and promoting the airfreight business across many circles, and his experience will be a great asset to TIACA,” said Sebastiaan Scholte,

“His past experience on the TIACA Board further underscores his dedication to improving the air cargo industry, and I am confident he will be a valuable addition.”

For more information on joining TIACA or on its Air Cargo Forum or Executive Summit, visit www.tiaca.org, call +1(786) 265 7011, or email Kenneth Gibson at kgibson@tiaca.org

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About TIACA

 The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain.

TIACA lobbies governments and regulators, provides valuable networking opportunities, organizes and hosts leading industry events, and gives guidance, advice, and specialist career development training for members.

We champion every size of business and help shape the policy which affects all our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo.

TIACA is a not-for-profit trade association representing aircraft manufacturers, airports, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, consultants, Customs brokers, educational institutions, equipment manufacturers, general sales agents, ground handlers, freight forwarders, integrators, IT systems providers, logistics companies, road carriers, shippers and screening technology developers.

TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum is a biennial event bringing together thousands of airfreight decision makers and supply chain operators from across the globe.

For more information on TIACA membership, or its 2019 Executive Summit and 2020 Air Cargo Forum, contact Kenneth Gibson, Accounts and Business Development Manager, by emailing kgibson@tiaca.org or visit tiaca.org

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Miami, Florida, USA, Thursday, 21st February 2019 – Neel Jones Shah, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Airfreight at Flexport, has been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors.

Shah, who previously served on the TIACA Board from 2011 to 2012, joins with almost 20 years of experience in the aviation and transport industry.

Since 2017 he has been responsible for building up global air cargo delivery capabilities for freight forwarder Flexport.

“The freight forwarding industry like much of the supply chain, is going through a period of great change, and improved collaboration and transparency throughout our industry is paramount to our future,” said Shah.

“TIACA is the only Association to represent all segments of the air cargo sector, and is a great platform for us to learn from each other, debate the issues that matter, and develop solutions to the ongoing challenges.”

Shah previously led boutique consultancy group JS Aviation Consulting, which focused on developing commercial strategy, marketing, business planning and revenue optimization. Prior to that, Shah worked as Senior Vice President and Chief Cargo Officer for Delta Air Lines, as well as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for United Airlines.

In addition to his role at Flexport, Shah currently sits on the Board of Directors of Amerijet International Holdings, and is a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group.

“Neel has a strong track record in developing and promoting the airfreight business across many circles, and his experience will be a great asset to TIACA,” said Sebastiaan Scholte,

“His past experience on the TIACA Board further underscores his dedication to improving the air cargo industry, and I am confident he will be a valuable addition.”

For more information on joining TIACA or on its Air Cargo Forum or Executive Summit, visit www.tiaca.org, call +1(786) 265 7011, or email Kenneth Gibson at kgibson@tiaca.org

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About TIACA

 The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain.

TIACA lobbies governments and regulators, provides valuable networking opportunities, organizes and hosts leading industry events, and gives guidance, advice, and specialist career development training for members.

We champion every size of business and help shape the policy which affects all our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo.

TIACA is a not-for-profit trade association representing aircraft manufacturers, airports, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, consultants, Customs brokers, educational institutions, equipment manufacturers, general sales agents, ground handlers, freight forwarders, integrators, IT systems providers, logistics companies, road carriers, shippers and screening technology developers.

TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum is a biennial event bringing together thousands of airfreight decision makers and supply chain operators from across the globe.

For more information on TIACA membership, or its 2019 Executive Summit and 2020 Air Cargo Forum, contact Kenneth Gibson, Accounts and Business Development Manager, by emailing kgibson@tiaca.org or visit tiaca.org

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the only organization representing all segments of the air freight supply chain.

Our not-for-profit association supports, informs, and connects companies and organizations of all sizes with the aim of developing an efficient, modern, and unified air cargo industry worldwide.

We champion every size of business, and help shape the policy which affects all of our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo.

We host two major events, the biennial Air Cargo Forum and the biennial Executive Summit, as well as organising training and career development programs.

TIACA aims to inform both the public and its membership about the role and importance of air cargo, industry developments, and technical trends.

We are members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG), working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF).

We are committed to representing and advocating the interests of the air cargo community at meetings of relevant regulatory bodies including the World Customs Organization (WCO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and others that are open to trade observers.

Launched in the early 1990s, our roots go back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.

TIACA is governed by its Trustee members, who in turn elect the Board of Directors to manage the organization’s affairs and establish its policy.

The Board of Directors manage and administer the organization, oversee the committee structure, and exercise executive authority over our events.

Our Secretariat is located in Miami, Florida, USA.