Thiéfaine Desmecht, Gia-Hanh Vuong, Manon Desens and others are enlisted in the challenge
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THE MENTORS FOR THE 2019 EDITION
More to be announced soon...
Managing Director, BCS AIR, Brazil
Brazil Managing Director at ECS Group since 2018. I started in 1997 as a trainee in my family company (BCS AIR), and gained experience in all departments: operations, handling supervision, reservations, sales and marketing. My primary expertise is representing our principals/airlines in our market while maintaining a strong presence within the airfreight community.
My Mantra: “My focus is my team before the customers. If my team is happy and motivated the customers will reap the benefits!”
Managing Director, Globe Air Cargo, Netherlands
25 years ago, I started at Global Airline Services in Passenger Ticketing & Sales. This didn’t last long as their Cargo department was growing faster and I was introduced to the Cargo Industry.
At the time, US Airways Cargo was subcontracted to Global Airline Services in Holland and a few years later I was running the dedicated GSA for US Airways, under Capitol International.
After 5 years I looked for another challenge and I joined the Space and Yield Control team at Dragon Air Cargo. During this time, I met great people from the ECS Group, who asked me to set up Globe Air Cargo in Holland in 2003. I was 30 years old. In 2007, I was officially appointed Managing Director.
Today, Globe Air Cargo has 21 staff and is still looking for new talent!
My Mantra: “I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.”
Commercial Manager, Gen-Air, Spain
I started in air cargo in January 1992, when I joined Gen-Air.
My first job was in the operations department. In 1999 I moved to the commercial department. Since 2014, I have held the position of Commercial Manager.
My mantra: “Think global, act local.”
Managing Director, Globe Air Cargo, India
I started my career in the industry in 2006, making a journey from trainee to Cargo Supervisor for Srilankan Airlines’ GSA. Then I was Cargo Sales Coordinator for a CSA of Air Arabia from 2008 to 2010 before moving back to Srilankan Airlines’ GSA as Assistant Manager Cargo. In 2011, I began working at ECS Group and I’m currently Managing Director of Globe Air Cargo India.
My Mantra: "Look for challenges & always see fear as opportunity"
Managing Director, Globe Air Cargo, Turkey
I started my career at Lufthansa Passenger in 1980. I moved to the cargo branch in 1995 where I held several positions (Marketing Coordinator Turkey, Sales Coordinator Turkey & Regional Manager Aegean and Mediterranean Turkey at the beginning of the 2000s). In 2008 I moved to SP Aviation Services Inc. as a Managing Director. Since 2015, I have been Managing Director of Globe Air Cargo Turkey, an ECS Group subsidiary.
My Mantra: “BE your customer.”
Managing Director, Globe Air Cargo, Germany
I’ve worked at ECS Group for 2 years.
My previous experience: I spent 10 years working at Lufthansa Cargo, first as a Management Trainee (1990-1992), then as Marketing Manager South and Central America (1993-1996), followed by General Manager New England (1996-1999). I then spent a further 10 years working at Air Canada Cargo, first as Sales Manager North America - US (2000-2002), then General Manager Continental Europe (2002-2006) & Senior Director Commercial (2006-2010). I moved to Aviation EMAIR in 2011 as Regional Manager before working at DHL Global Forwarding as Head of Key Account Management Germany until 2016.
Mantra: “There is always a way or a solution. You just have to want to look for it and be proactive!”
Managing Director, Globe Air Cargo, Mexico
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Mexico’s National University & a Master of Science degree in Transportation and Logistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I began working in the air cargo industry as Asia Sales Director at LanCargo. I am also the Founder of 3HBC Logistics Group. I later moved to work at ECS Group, where I have been working since 2014.
My Mantra: “Never, never, never give up.
Country Manager, Expair Cargo, Canada
Managing Director, ECS Group, Singapore