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Swift Freight International L.L.C.

Dubai,

United Arab Emirates

Company Description

Swift Freight , headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a leader in global transportation and logistics. Swift Freight is well known for providing a comprehensive range of transport solutions across Africa, UAE, India and the Far East. Swift Frei ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd

President

FIATA

Affiliations

Advisor
Bifasor

Senior Fellow
Harvard University

Management and Advisor
First Hectares Capital

Board Member
Air Cargo Trader LLC

Leadership Fellow
Global Express Africa

Senior Fellow
Advanced Leadership Initiative Program

Committee Member
Cool Chain Association

Industry Fellow
Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise

Board Member
The International Air Cargo Association

Advisory Board
Dubai Flower Centre

Founder
Akili Inc

Member
Presidency

Education

Associate of Science

Technology

Master's degree

Business

University of Hull ( UK )

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Issa Baluch Advisor

As a veteran of the freight forwarding industry with over four decades of experience, Issa is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air transport business in the UAE. Aside from being Founder and Chairman of the Swift Group, he has also served as President of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and as a Board Member of the International Air Cargo Association.


Logistic companies in Dubai | Logistic companies in UAE

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Issa Baluch is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air combined transport freight business in the UAE as CEO of Swift Freight International, which he founded in 1989. Swift quickly gained a reputation as one of the top freight logistics providers in the Middle East & Africa, with presence in over 25 countries within Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Asia, and North America.

Issa continued to play an active part in the industry even as he left Swift in 2008. He was founder and first president of the Dubai-based National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) from 1992-2000, and was again re-elected to the post and served from 2010 to 2011. He also previously served as Board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) from 2005 to 2013; and on the Advisory Board of Dubai Logistics City, and the Marketing Committee of Dubai Flower Centre. He also served as a Non-Executive Director at Wentworth Resources Limited, an East African-focused oil and natural gas producer and explorer covering Tanzania and Mozambique. At present, he serves on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations (FIATA), where he was president from 2003 to 2005; as well as Dubai-based companies, Air Cargo Trader LLC and Bectrum Trade International LLC.
In 2011, Issa was accepted by Harvard University to become a Fellow in their Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) program. The following year, he became a senior Fellow and Associate of Science, Technology, and Globalization at Harvard Kennedy School. He is now considered as a visiting Senior Fellow.
Issa serves as Chairman of US-based Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd., which is an agricultural development company currently installing a 10,000-hectare commercial agriculture park and franchise farming system on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, West Africa. Together with Africa Atlantic, Issa became part of the team that established a one-of-a-kind Knowledge Center, called the Africa Agribusiness Knowledge Centers (AAKC). Issa also serves as Chairman of AAKC, which is supported by Harvard Kennedy School's Science, Technology, and Globalization Project department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute of Abu Dhabi, and DC-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). For his outstanding services to the international air cargo industry, Issa has so far received two Lifetime Achievement awards: in 2006 presented by Air Cargo News UK, and in 2013 presented by STAT Trade Times. Issa has authored two books on transport logistics namely, Transport Logistics: Past, Present and Predictions, which was published in 2005; and Transport Logistics: the Wheel of Commerce, published in 2010.


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In 2004, together with Mr. Issa Baluch, Mr. Nachiappan started Air Cargo Trader LLC (ACT).

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Issa Baluch Board Member
Issa Baluch is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air combined transport freight business in the UAE.
Mr. Baluch started as tally clerk at Gulf Agency Company in Dubai in 1973, rising to general manager. In 1989, he founded Swift Freight International, which quickly gained a reputation as one of the top freight logistics providers in the region.
Mr. Baluch has served in several boards of national and international industry trade associations including The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) where he also served as President. He also currently serves as Chairman of FIATA's Logistics Academy.
He is Chairman of US-based Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd., an agricultural development company currently installing a 10,000-hectare commercial agriculture park and franchise farming system on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, West Africa.
He became a Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University in 2011 and a Senior Fellow in 2012. He is currently engaged in projects in Africa concerning agriculture, as well as oil and gas, in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also works as an industry consultant, providing counsel and advice to supply chain organizations around the world.
He is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement awards: in 2006 presented by Air Cargo News UK, and in 2013 presented by STAT Trade Times
Baluch is the author of Transport Logistics: Past, Present and Predictions, which is available in four languages; and the recently launched, Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce.
Mr. Baluch holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Hull (U.K.) and has completed numerous aviation, transport, and freight logistics programs.


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