Flexport senior vice president and global head of air freight – Neel Jones Shah – 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 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 knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to TIACA,” said TIACA chairman, 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.”