Kim was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark and moved to New York in 1994 to help establish Shipco Airfreight. He has over 30 years’ of airfreight experience in operational, commercial, and managerial functions. Kim is the COO of Global Airfreight at Shipco Transport and founding member of the ACG. Traits that really matter to him are integrity and honesty.
Michael was born in Bilbao, Spain. After many years studying and working abroad, he moved back to Bilbao and has been working for Sparber Group since 1997. Michael is the General Manager for Sparber Air Cargo and International Business Development manager for Sparber Group. He is an outgoing, open-minded person with positive energy. Family, Friendship and Ethical values are important to him.
Christian was born, raised, and trained in Germany. He has over 35 years’ of experience in the freight industry. Christian is the European Director Airfreight at SACO Groupair. He embraces every new challenge that comes his way, whether in business or personal life. Trust, honesty, loyalty, and integrity are important to him.
Jacob grew up in a small town in the North of South Africa where his father was a cattle farmer. He started in the logistics industry in 2010 as a data capturer in the airfreight warehouse. Over the years, Jacob has held various positions in airfreight operations as well as commercial sales roles. Jacob enjoys nature and outdoor activities and plays golf when there is time. Spending quiet time at home with his family is important to him.
Leslie was born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada for 20+ years. Following his studies, he moved back to his hometown and began his career as Cargo Sales for an Italian-based airline. This led him to further experience and connections within the air cargo industry, which also brought him to working with one of the first founding members of the AirCargoGroup for over 10 years. He is now the General Manager – Overseas Development at Shipco Transport. “Frequent-Flyer” is the best word to describe him for the past 15 years. He believes passion is the key that leads to every success, and one should not be without, even when it comes to personal life.
Rebecca is South African born, with a mixture of English, Scottish, and German heritage. She jumped straight into the freight industry after completing school in 2005. Rebecca is the Network Manager for AirCargoGroup. She loves all things natural – plants, animals, the earth. For her, dedication, commitment, and a smile are important in the workplace.
Damian was born, grew up, and still lives in the same village in the North West of England. He graduated university with a BSC in Psychology. Damian has been in the freight industry since 2000 and is the Operations Director at SimplyCargo UK. His family and friends are important to him and, when it comes to work, he strives to do the best he can for clients.
Caroll Leiterer was born in France and raised in the French West Indies (Guadeloupe and Martinique). She is a well-travelled logistics expert with over seventeen years’ experience in the field, who has worked in Singapore, Martinique, the United States, and ultimately mainland France. Over the past decade, she has forged her path within the industry, working her way from opening SIFA’s first international office in the United States in 2011 (SIFA Miami), to her current position as the Global Network Manager for the SIFA Group since 2020. Caroll enjoys connecting with people in a multicultural environment, creating bridges and developing fruitful and trustful relationships with business partners.