Mr Ramesh Mamidal, CEO, Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt Ltd and Mr Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation Ltd, based in Nairobi, Kenya recently joined the TIACA Board. These two new board members are representing the ground handling and cargo carrier sectors.
Commenting on the new appointments Mr Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA said, “TIACA represents the air cargo supply chain globally, and Ramesh and Sanjeev will help to expand the links with the regions which are fast developing and are very important for the air cargo industry, i.e Asia and Africa.”
According to TIACA sources, The new appointments come as TIACA prepares to host its Executive Summit, which takes place at the Turnberry Isle Resort and Golf Club in Miami, USA, from 18th to 20th October, and features a track on Latin America.
Added Mr Sanjiv Edward, Chairman TIACA, “I am delighted to welcome two very great additions to the Board; Ramesh and Sanjeev each brings valuable insight and rich experience of managing cargo businesses in diverse areas.”
Mr Mamidala previously worked as Senior Manager Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) Cargo for Qatar Airways and Manager Cargo Hub and Product Development at Emirates SkyCargo. Prior to that, he was Senior Management Consultant for Eicher Consultancy Services Ltd, based in Mumbai, India.
Mr Gadhia launched cargo carrier Astral Aviation in 2000, which has grown to become the leading private cargo airline in Eastern Africa, boasting a fleet of B747-400F, DC9F, B727F, and F27 freighters. He is also Vice Chairman of the Cargo Task Force for AFRAA, which is Africa’s airline association and promotes co-operation in operational, commercial, technical, and training fields.
On being appointed in TIACA’s Board Mr Mamidala said, “The Indian air cargo market is experiencing one of the fastest growth rates in the world with significant potential, expected to double from the current rate in near future. I am so honored and feel privileged to serve on the TIACA Board, which I believe will give me an opportunity to integrate the Indian air freight industry with the global market through TIACA. TIACA will be able to reach out to the industry players in India, which, I am confident, will lead to several of them joining the organization.”