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Li Guan Peng

Executive Director & President of Sinotrans

Li Guan Peng is the President of Sinotrans Limited, and also a member of the Executive Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Li joined Sinotrans Group in 1989 and worked in Sinotrans Guangdong Company Limited Huangpu Branch. He served as the General Manager of Zhuhai Shipping Agency Co., Limited and Guangdong Shipping Agency Co., Limited successively in 1994 and 1998. In September 1999, Mr. Li took the position of the Deputy General Manager of Sinotrans Guangdong.

From January 2009 to January 2010, Mr. Li was temporarily transferred to the Ministry of Transport and served as an Assistant to the Director. In March 2010, he was appointed as the General Manager of Sinotrans Guangdong. From August 2013 to January 2014, Mr. Li acted as Vice President of the Company. In February 2014, he was appointed as the President, and then as a Director of the Company a month later.

Sinotrans Limited (referred to as “Sinotrans”) was incorporated on 20 November 2002 and listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 13 February 2003 with Sinotrans & CSC Holdings (referred to as “Sinotrans Group”) as its controlling shareholder. Sinotrans was injected into the Sinotrans Group’s core businesses, superior assets and professional staff, and has inherited the Group’s over sixty-years of experience in logistics and transportation, strong customer bases and its world-renowned brand. The company has become the flagship of developing integrated logistics in the Group. As of the end of December 2015, Sinotrans had 27,150 employees, a total asset of RMB35.1 billion, and a net asset of RMB18.5 billion.

After the strategic restructuring of China Merchants Group and Sinotrans & CSC in 2016, Sinotrans Limited has become the only platform for the entire China Merchant Group to provide logistics services.

Mr. Li graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in 1989 and obtained his Bachelor degree in English language and literature.

Ian James

Group CEO of MMC Holdings Sdn Bhd

Ian James joined MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd on 4 January 2016 as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining MMC Port Holdings Sdn Bhd, Ian James was the Chief Operating Officer and Projects Director at Westports Malaysia. He began his career as deck cadet officer in 1981 rising to the rank of Acting Chief Officer with Neptune Orient Line involved in container, tanker and general cargo vessels. He had since then held a number of senior management positions in his previous employment at DB Schenker, PSA Singapore Terminals and United Arab Shipping Company.

Ian James holds a Master Mariner qualification and a Master of Science in International Transport from the University of Wales College of Cardiff. He attended the Senior Management Development Programme organised by the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia in collaboration with senior facility members of the Harvard Business School, Boston, US in 2014.

Dr. Dee Waddell

Global Managing Director of IBM Travel and Transportation Industries

Dee Waddell is responsible for IBM’s global business in all industry segments within travel and transportation and leads IBM’s global accounts in developing and delivering industry-leading solutions and services. Industry segments include airlines, airports, railroads, freight carriers, logistics providers, port authorities, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, travel agents, and global distribution systems.

Dee has served in global leadership roles at Amtrak, United Airlines, Motorola, Accenture and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dee holds a Doctorate of Management from the University of Maryland University.

Dr. Francis Mangeni

Director of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Francis Mangeni is a development and economic integration practitioner, currently working as Director of Trade and Customs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, focusing on evidence-based policy in the areas of trade in goods and services, customs and trade facilitation, economic relations with other regional organisations and development partners, as well as innovation, research and capacity building. His work is based on developmental approach to economic integration, which equally prioritizes large markets, industrialization and agricultural including rural reforms. He has worked with various governments and international organizations including the African Union, and facilitated domestic trade and investment policy reforms.

Francis Mangeni holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science in International Economic Law.

Dr. Elijah Chingosho

Secretary General of African Airlines Association

Dr Elijah Chingosho is the Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and in this capacity provides strategic direction to the Association and promotes the common interests of member airlines. He provides leadership and support to the growth and development of safe, secure, reliable and sustainable air transport in Africa.

Elijah holds three Masters Degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Business Administration and Transport Economics and a Doctorate in Business Administration. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Ricardo Sanchez


Senior Regional Expert on Infrastructure and Ports.

Credited with more than 170 Publications.

34 years’ involvement in Infrastructure and Maritime Economics.

YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Kong Cho Ha

Chairman of Port Klang Authority

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, born in September 1950, graduated in Genetics from the University of Malaya and read Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, United States. He is the Chairman of Port Klang Authority.

Kong began his illustrious political career in 1999 when he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Lumut constituency in the State of Perak, Malaysia. He was Member of Parliament for Lumut from 1999 to 2013.

2004: Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
2008: Deputy Finance Minister, Malaysia
2009: Minister of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia
2010 – 2013 : Minister of Transport, Malaysia
2014: Deputy Chairman of Invest Perak (Investment Council in the State of Perak)
2014: Chairman of Port Klang Authority and Malacca Port Authority
2017: Chairman of Port Klang Authority

Kong is instrumental in successfully forming the China – Malaysia Port Alliance under the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in 2015. He is also tasked to spearhead the Carey Island Integrated Maritime City Development Secretariat under the Prime Minister’s TN50 Vision.

In 2014, Kong was conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota by His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia which carries the title Tan Sri. Kong was also conferred the title Dato’ Seri from the Sultan of Perak in 2009 and Sultan of Pahang In 2011.

YBhg Datuk Badlisham Bin Ghazali

Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Datuk Mohd Badlisham bin Ghazali was appointed as Managing Director of MAHB on 23 June 2014. He is currently the Chairman of Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd. and Malaysia Airports Sdn. Bhd. He began his career with Hewlett Packard Group (HPG) after his graduation from the United States of America in 1987. Datuk Mohd Badlisham was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Non-Independent

Director of the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) on 16 January 2006. As the CEO of MDeC, he was also a member of the Ministry of Education’s Cluster School Advisory Board and co-chairperson with Tan Sri Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia (KSN) on the Flagship Coordination Committee (FCC) and co-chair of the Ministry of Education’s Smart School Programme. Datuk Mohd Badlisham currently sits on the Boards of MAHB wholly-owned subsidiary companies.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science, from the University of Northern Illinois, USA and also holds a Diploma in Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi MARA.

František Komora

PKZ Logistics

František graduated in mechanical engineering graduate from Czech Technical University Prague (CVUT) in 1985, and in economy and management graduate from Matej Bell University Banská Bystrica in 1996. In 2005, he received a certificate Court expert for transport and freight forwarding from University of Žilina.

With 25 years of experience in freight forwarding, František has received the World Customs Organization’s Certificate of Merit and an award for his contributiton to economic development in the Slovak Republic from the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Meena Sayal

Global Brand Protection Director of Unilever PLC, London

Meena has a Masters in Law from Bristol University and is a qualified barrister of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) who has variously worked in independent practice both at the Bar and at the solicitors’ firm, Mishcon de Reya, as a government prosecutor for the Solicitors Office of HM Customs & Excise and in-house at a wide range of multi-national companies. She has over 20 years experience in the field of intellectual property and enforcement.

Her expertise has been recognised through inclusion in the inaugural edition of the World Trademark Review 300: World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. As Global Brand Protection Director at Unilever, Meena is responsible for the strategic and operational development, delivery, communication and overall management of Unilever’s Global Brand Protection programme. She assesses need and opportunity to deliver global tools to the operational Brand Protection teams in the Unilever geographies around the world and to innovate where necessary to develop what is required.

She is also the chair of the group of rights holders who are working collaboratively with the maritime sector to develop operational standards to underpin the Declaration of Intent to prevent the maritime transportation of counterfeits signed on 30 November 2016. The first wave of signatories included the three biggest vessel operators in the world and key freight forwarders as well as 10 multi-national rights holders and a number of trade associations.

Her in-house career started with TM portfolio management and the development of the enforcement programmes for Euro ’96 and World Cup ’98 before taking her into a full IP portfolio role at Diageo and an IP business affairs role at Sony Playstation. Her current global role at Unilever is a cross-functional rather than a solely legal one and delivers targeted Brand Protection strategies and solutions through evaluating the brand protection related opportunities within each function at Unilever.

Philip Teoh

Partner of Azmi & Associates

Philip Teoh heads the Shipping, Insurance and International Trade Practice of the firm of Azmi & Associates Malaysia. He is dual qualified, admitted to practice in Singapore and Malaysia. He has been in legal practice for over 25 years. He has appeared at all levels of Malaysian Courts up to the apex Federal Court and also handles arbitration cases as Counsel and Arbitrator. He is an accredited arbitrator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration. He has also appeared for clients in various industries in government inquiries and tribunals including the Malaysian Central Bank, Marine Department, Ministry of Transport, the Attorney General’s Chambers, Department of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Department of Occupational Safety and Health and defended clients in prosecution in Statutory Offences. He handles the specialist areas of Shipping, Insurance, International Trade and Oil & Gas in both contentious and non-contentious aspects.

His publications include practitioner’s texts used by lawyers, arbitrators and judges and which are frequently cited in the Courts-Forms and Precedents on Shipping, Annotated Statutes on Merchant Shipping, Sale of Goods, Halsbury’s laws of Malaysia Volumes on Conflict of Laws, Equity, Shipping, Bailment & Liens.

Philip Teoh joined Azmi & Associates in January 2015 as a Partner and Head of the Admiralty & Shipping, Insurance and International Trade Practice Group.

Dr. Jan Hoffman

Chief Trade Logistics Branch Division on Technology & Logistics of UNCTAD, Geneva

Jan joined UNCTAD in 2003 and was appointed Chief of the organization’s Trade Logistics Branch in 2016. The Branch is in charge of various multilateral transport and trade facilitation capacity building programmes, as well as regional and national projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Jan created and co-edits the quarterly UNCTAD “Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter”, is co-author and coordinator of the annual UNCTAD “Review of Maritime Transport”, initiated the UNCTAD “Maritime Country Profiles”, and created and produces the annual “Liner Shipping Connectivity Index”.

Previously, Jan spent six years with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago de Chile, and two years with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London and Santiago. Prior to this, he held part-time positions as assistant professor, import-export agent, seafarer, translator and consultant. For eight years, he also worked part- time for the family tramp shipping business “Hoffmann Shipping”, based in Horneburg, Germany, and registered in Antigua and Barbuda.

Jan has studied in Germany, United Kingdom and Spain, and holds a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg. His work has resulted in numerous UN and peer-reviewed publications, lectures and technical missions, the ECLAC International Transport Data Base, and various electronic newsletters. Jan is member of AJSL, CPI, IJSTL, INCU, JST, MEL, MPM, and the Propeller Club of Geneva. In 2014, Jan was elected president of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). He is married, with three sons.

Suwit Ratanachinda

President of Profreight

Suwit is currently the President of TIFFA Group and Managing Director of Profreight Group. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of FIATA and Chairman of AFFA. Suwit has over 35 years of experience in the logistic field.

Sylvain Lefoyer

Deputy Director Aviation Security and Facilitation of ICAO

Sylvain LEFOYER became the Deputy Director of Aviation Security and Facilitation in the Air Transport Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 1 March 2017. He leads teams responsible for developing Aviation Security and Facilitation policy and Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), conducting audits of Member States’ aviation security activities, assisting States that are unable to address serious security deficiencies highlighted by those audits, and implementing the Traveler Identification Programme (ICAO TRIP) Strategy.

Sylvain has extensive experience at the senior executive level in policy and regulations development, strategy, oversight, critical incident management and organization development in aviation security and facilitation.

Previous to his role in ICAO, Mr. Lefoyer’s career in transport safety and security spanned more than 25 years. He held various positions, including a Deputy Regional Director for Ground Transport Safety, Security and Defence in the Regional Directorate for Equipment and Urban Planning in the Paris metropolitan area and the Deputy Head of Aviation Security and Defense in the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). Prior to that, he was enhancing his career in air traffic management from 2005 to 2011, in risk prevention and management from 2002 to 2004, and in maritime transport safety and security from 1992 to 2001.

He holds a Master’s Degree in electronics from Paris University and a Master’s Degree in public administration from École des Ponts ParisTech.

Ana B. Hinojosa

Director Compliance and Facilitation Directorate of World Customs Organization (WCO)

Director Hinojosa assumed her elected post in the Compliance and Facilitation Directorate of the World Customs Organization (WCO), effective January 1, 2016. She leads the directorate that is responsible for assisting Members in implementing effective and efficient controls, ensuring fair and accurate revenue collection, and protecting society by intercepting and suppressing illicit and criminal activities. The directorate has the twin goal of securing and facilitating legitimate global supply chains through the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures. To accomplish this, the Directorate, working with WCO Members, develops international standards covering all aspects of trade processes.

Prior to her election and transition to her current post, she served nearly 29 years with the United States Custom Service/Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She is fluent in English and Spanish, and is currently studying French.

Gordon Wright

Head, Cargo Border Management at International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Gordon Wright is Head, Cargo Border Management at the International Air Transport Association in Geneva and is currently responsible for cargo security, Customs and trade facilitation. His main role is to work with and respond to new Customs, facilitation and security challenges from regulators and International Organizations and develop standards, tools and measures to meet these new requirements.

Prior to this role, Gordon had a 28-year career as a regulator (Customs) working in all aspects of enforcement activity in the UK and South Africa, both as an inspector and as a Senior Operational Manager. For the last 11 years, he has specialized in supply chain security solutions and Trade facilitation at an international level. Prior to his arrival at IATA he was responsible for EU/US Customs security programs and aviation security whilst on secondment to the EU Commission (DG TAXUD). Gordon holds a Masters in International Customs Law and Administration.

Dr. Mohammad Saeed

Senior Trade Facilitation Adviser of Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business at International Trade Centre (ITC)

Dr. Mohammad Saeed is Senior Adviser Trade Facilitation with International Trade Centre (ITC) Geneva where he leads its trade facilitation team. Before joining this assignment in April 2014, he served as Senior Technical Adviser on Trade and Transport Facilitation with UNCTAD. He has vast experience of working on trade facilitation issues at national, regional and multilateral level. He also worked as lead negotiator for Pakistan in WTO negotiations for the Trade Facilitation Agreement for six years. His work experience of over 15 years with Pakistan Customs has contributed towards his pragmatic approach based on the ground realities in the TF area. He has enriched his experience by working with many developing countries for identifying their TF needs assessment and developing their national implementation plans.

International Trade law and Procedure is the area of his prime interest. He has had the honour of being Chairman and Panelist in two dispute settlement cases in the WTO; China Poultry and Vietnam Shrimp cases. He has also been Chairman of the WTO Committee on Market Access for three consecutive years and Chairman of WTO Customs Valuation Committee. He also served as Vice Chairman of General Assembly of Advisory Centre on WTO Laws (ACWL) for five consecutive years. In recognition of his work in the area of international trade, he is often invited to present at international conferences.

He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and LLB from University of London. Besides having a postgraduate degree in Economics from University of London, he has also received specialized training in International Trade Law from Harvard Law School.

Ankur Huria

Senior Trade Logistics and Facilitation Specialist of the World Bank Group

Ankur Huria is a Senior Trade Logistics and Facilitation Specialist with Trade and Competitiveness Practice of the World Bank Group. At the Bank, he has worked on projects on trade facilitation (including over 15 assessment /implementations on the recent WTO-TFA agenda) and logistics, border management, ICT for trade, standards (National Quality Infrastructure) for trade, agribusiness trade logistics including Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues, logistics and distribution services, investment climate, and private sector development. He has country experience in over 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Caribbean, South East Europe and Central Asia, and East Asia and South Asia.

Ankur holds a Masters Degrees in Public Policy (MPP) and Business Administration (MBA) with prior work experience in logistics and supply chain, consumer goods, and consulting in the private and non-profit sectors.

Ed Clarke

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Yojee

Ed is an experienced technology entrepreneur with extensive experience in taking innovative technology platforms to market in areas such as real-time communication, big data Marketing and e-commerce. As Vice President of Sales at Temasys, Ed was part of a team that IBM recognized as one of the “Top-5 global start-ups to watch in 2014”.

Ed has been featured by Executive Series in Australia, Tech in Asia magazine, Prime Mover, Proactive Investors Australia, Post And Parcel magazine and numerous logistics and technology related media. Being a consultant, industry spokesman Ed has been invited as a speaker to international conferences as an industry expert with primary focus on logistics technology, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Ed was Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Silicon Valley and Asia venture capitalist-backed marketing technology platform, Ematic, which now has more than 80 of South East Asia’s leading e-commerce retailers on its technology platform – a feat achieved within its first 12 months on the market.

Pierre Chartier

Chief Transport Infrastructure of UNESCAP

Pierre Chartier started his career in transport in the French National Railways where he held a number of management positions at the operational as well as planning levels.

He later became a consultant working on various projects financed by major international institutions such as the Asian Development Bank and World Bank, dealing mostly with railway restructuring and the definition of operating plans aimed at developing container transportation through block-trains. He joined the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in 1999 as Economic Affairs Officer.

In his UN position, he oversaw the implementation of activities relating to the Trans-Asian Railway network and later added the development of dry ports to his portfolio. In his current responsibilities, he leads the activities of the Transport Infrastructure Section of ESCAP’s Transport Division with special focus on integrating the Asian Highway network, Trans-Asian Railway network and dry ports of international importance into the development of international intermodal transport corridors.

Dr. Chris Caplice

Executive Director of MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Founder and Director of the first-ever MicroMasters Credential program at MITx.
Executive Director of MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Senior Lecturer and Principal Research Scientist MIT

Silver Family Research Fellow
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Distinguished Service Award (2016)

Taught, written, and researched in the area of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management at MIT for 15 years

Chief Scientist at Chainalytics LLC >10 years

Prof. Dr. Leong Choon Heng

Deputy Director of Jeffrey Sachs Centre of Sustainable Development, Sunway University, Malaysia

Dr Leong teaches in the fields of transportation, logistics, public policy, management and sociology. He is currently a Professor at Sunway University and also Deputy Director of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development. His research work is largely in the areas of road and maritime transport and logistics, sustainable development and education delivery systems. Prior to joining Sunway University, he was the President of the Malaysia University of Science and Technology and the Head of the Transportation and Logistics Programme. His experience also includes teaching at the National University of Singapore, working in the Institute of Strategic and International Studies which is a policy think-tank for the Malaysian government and as consultant to several international organisations on social development and environmental assessment. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College, USA.

Lisa McAuley

CEO of the Export Council of Australia
Executive Director of Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)

She has worked in international trade for over ten years. Her current term as CEO of the ECA has seen the organisation focus on ground-breaking research and advocacy projects that promote and enhance the global competitiveness of SMEs. Lisa lends her passion for international trade and her respected voice in the industry to various initiatives, from an advisory role on the AmCham Trade Advisory Group, to the board of CargoHound and the Executive Director of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA).

Lisa has driven major restructuring and significant growth of the ECA and its nfluence over the past several years, including several new product and service offerings to help build the capability and capacity of companies to grow internationally. This encompasses new education offerings assisting both new-to-export companies and seasoned traders alike, as well as several major research projects exploring international opportunities and challenges facing companies, and intensive advocacy initiatives on behalf of exporters.

She has extensive experience across Asia, Europe, and North America, and in several multilateral forums. A champion of international trade, Lisa travels around the world to both promote and consult on issues affecting the international competitiveness of SMEs, from the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, to the Asian Development Bank in Manila.

Lisa is currently driving the international development of the Global Trade Professionals Programme which will provide different levels of certification for business owners, export managers, trade documentation specialists, freight forwarders, trade finance managers, international marketing managers, trade promotion officers and those involved in trade policy. The GTP Programme is based on the internationally accepted requirements for a person’s certification in ISO/IEC 17024.

The intent of the Programme is to recognise the competence of these people and improve the level of professionalism with which global trade is performed. The Programme drives continuous improvement in the knowledge and skills of trade professionals and provides a basis for trust amongst companies engaged in global trade.

Andy Ricover

Senior Air Transport Specialist

Andy Ricover, BA Economics, MBA, is an air transport specialist with 24 years’ experience in air transport economics, privatization, aviation policy, traffic forecasting, regulation, business due diligence and valuation analysis. He has worked in air transport projects in 78 countries for major consultancy firms, operators, bid consortiums, governments, law firms and development agencies.

He has advised airports, airlines and air traffic control providers, regulators and civil aviation authorities, and has participated in many institutional reforms in the air transport sector, in the review and formulation of aviation policies, in the examination and design of regulatory frameworks and carried out extensive traffic forecasting studies and market analyses. He has advised the public and the private sectors on numerous PPP processes at all different stages, from design (institutional, strategic and regulatory setting) through implementation, for the public and for the private sector, on airports and airlines. As an expert witness, he has provided written and oral testimony in several arbitration cases concerning airports and airlines (ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC jurisdictions).

He has worked in air transport projects in the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia i Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, DR of Congo, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Lucia, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.

Ricover speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese and Hebrew, and is conversant in French.

Frosti Lau

General Manager, Cargo Service Delivery of Cathay Pacific Cargo

Frosti Lau is currently General Manager, Cargo Services Delivery for Cathay Pacific Cargo, overseeing worldwide cargo service delivery and operation matters. Prior his latest appointment, he was the Manager Cargo Hub Operation Hong Kong focusing on matters related to export/import for Hong Kong and Hub operations. Mr. Lau had also worked for the Cathay Pacific Group of airlines in various capacities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Africa. From 2005-2009, he worked in global accounts, airline partnership and charter sales in the Cargo division for the airline group.

Since 2014, he has served as the Chairman of Hong Kong International Airport Air Cargo Carrier Liaison Group (CLG) working closely with airlines, industry partners and authorities to look at ways to strengthen HK’s position to remain as a premier aviation hub. He is also board member for Cargo iQ, an IATA interest group creating and implementing quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry.

Mr Lau holds a MSc and BBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a M.A. from The University of Hong Kong.

Ahmad Luqman

CEO of MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd

Ahmad Luqman is the CEO for MAB Kargo, a subsidiary of Malaysian Aviation Group, which focuses on air cargo business. He is an air cargo professional with 20 years of experience in cargo operations as well as sales with P& L responsibilities. Ahmad Luqman excels in data analytical skills, strategy formation & implementation and is a team leader with a strong sense of ownership. In MAB Kargo, he has served in various positions covering cargo terminal operations, system operations and sales. In sales, Ahmad Luqman deals with shippers and freight forwarders where his role involves providing customized business processes to meet industry needs and demands. He was also instrumental in developing and implementing cargo processes for the Advanced Cargo Centre in KLIA as well as the Penang Cargo Centre.

Ahmad Luqman holds a B. Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, NY.

Mr. C. W. Loh

He speaks, read and writes English and Chinese languages and travels extensively to China.

Mr Loh is also a member of Legal Advisory Panel of Malaysia-China Business Council, a visiting research fellow of China-ASEAN Legal Research Centre, a committee member of the foreign lawyers under All-China Federation of Overseas Returned Chinese, a member of Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Malaysian Bar. He was a National Council Member of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce, in charge of both business finance and legal working committees.

Under MCLCS, he founded an advisory centre which offers emergency legal aid for distress call by Chinese tourists, students and expatriates in Malaysia.