December/January 2014 People
Sean Donahue began his job as CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Donohue was previously COO of Virgin Australia. He succeeds Jeffrey P. Fegan, who announced his retirement in January after 29 years of service, the last 19 as CEO. Donohue brings more than 25 years of airline and operational experience to his role with DFW. He has held many senior roles at United Airlines.
Stanley Hui decided to step down as CEO of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), effective July 2014. Hui will continue to oversee all aspects of AA’s operations until his departure. Marvin Cheung Kin-tung’s appointment as chairman of AA has been extended for one year to May 2015. Cheung plays a pivotal role directing the airport authority in achieving sustainable growth and development while strengthening Hong Kong’s status as a leading international and regional aviation center.
MAINTENANCE & MANUFACTURERS
Ildar Ilyasov, the managing director of Volga-Dnepr Technic, won a special award in the annual ARISTOS-2013 awards ceremony in Moscow that celebrated the best in the Russian business community. Ilyasov won the Our People in Germany nomination. The ceremony, which attracts more than 600 business leaders, was established by the Russian Managers Association, a public business community.
Industry veteran Pat Kehoe passed away at the age of 66. Kehoe spent more than 35 years with United Airlines in a variety of management positions including passenger sales, reservations, marketing, operations and personnel before founding GSS, a cargo sales organization representing many carriers. His last 19 years with United were spent in the cargo division as regional cargo sales manager for the Mountain Region and the combined Central Region. Since 1996, until his retirement in 2003, he held a director-level position as manager of global accounts.
UPS named Jeff McCorstin as president of UPS Freight Forwarding in Asia Pacific. This continues a 23-year career with UPS, where he started as a package delivery driver in California in 1990, rising to leadership roles in engineering, finance, strategy and freight forwarding. Based in Singapore, McCorstin assumes responsibilities for air, ocean, road and rail freight strategy, revenue growth and specialized transportation services for health care, high-tech, retail and automotive across the Asia Pacific. Most recently, McCorstin was senior vice president of international air and ocean freight.
Damco appointed Tommy Mølgaard as global CFO. Mølgaard takes up his position after working as head of corporate finance at APM Terminals. He brings more than 20 years of experience in finance at a senior level in the logistics sector. He gained extensive experience as CFO during various assignments with the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Janna van Burgeler was named the 2013 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year. She was awarded the title at the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Congress in Singapore. The four regional winners were Burgeler from Germany, Mohamed Samy from Egypt, Kaloyan Petrov from Canada and Prabhot Singh from India.
Theng Hui is the OAG Singapore office’s new regional sales director, JAPAC. OAG is a sister company of Air Cargo World. Hui has a background in airfreight and logistics, having worked at companies in ground handling, freight forwarding and aircraft equipment leasing. Hui was previously at Environtainer. He also worked in the real estate investment industry.