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Issa S. Baluch

President

FIATA

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FIATA

Zurich,

Switzerland

Company Description

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31, 1926. It is a non-governmental organization that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employi...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd


Chairman (Non Executive)

Freight Reach Services LLC


Affiliations

Swift Group Limited

Founder


The International Air Cargo Association

Board Member


Air Cargo Trader LLC

Board Member


Harvard University

Senior Fellow


Bifasor

Advisor


First Hectares Capital

Management and Advisor


Global Express Africa

Leadership Fellow


Advanced Leadership Initiative Program

Senior Fellow


Presidency

Member


Cool Chain Association

Committee Member


Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise

Industry Fellow


Dubai , Companies

Advisory Board


Akili Inc

Founder


International Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations

Board Member


National Association of Freight and Logistics

Founder


Education

Associate of Science

Technology


Master's degree

Business

University of Hull ( UK )


Web References(175 Total References)


FIATA World Congress 2017

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Issa Baluch, Chairman Freight Reach Services LLC, & Chairman FIATA Logistics Academy
Moderator: Issa Baluch


Air Cargo Trader Airline Representative - About Air Cargo

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Issa Baluch
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.


Africa Atlantic - Issa Baluch

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Issa Baluch
Africa Atlantic / Leadership / Issa Baluch Issa Baluch, Chairman Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd Issa Baluch is Chairman of Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd, a commercial farm currently developing a 25,927 acre (10,497 hectare) farm on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, West Africa; and the Agribusiness Knowledge Center, a non-profit research and training facility being developed in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Science, Technology and Globalization Project of the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2011 Harvard University admitted Issa as a Fellow in its inter-faculty program the Advanced Leadership Initiative. The following year 2012 Issa was chosen to continue as a Senior Fellow. A 37-year veteran of the freight forwarding industry, Issa is credited with helping to pioneer the thriving sea-air transport business that operates in the United Arab Emirates. Issa holds a Masters in Business from the University of Hull (UK) and has also completed numerous aviation, transport, and freight forwarding programs. He started his career as a Tally Clerk at the Gulf Agency Company in Dubai in 1973. In 1989, Issa founded the Swift Group in Dubai, one of the leading logistics providers in the UAE with offices in 40 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Aside from being Founder and Chairman of the Swift Group, Issa also served as President of FIATA (the International Association of Freight Forwarders Associations) and served on the Board of the International Cargo Association (TIACA) and Dubai Logistics City, and the Marketing Committee of the Dubai Flower Centre. For his outstanding services to the international logistics transport 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, along with his wife and family, resides in Dubai, UAE and North Carolina. Issa Baluch Chairman Issa Baluch


Africa Atlantic - History

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Issa Baluch
In the fall of 2008, Jon also met Issa Baluch, a Dubai-based freight and logistics industry leader who was the Founder and Chairman of Swift Freight International, and the President of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations. Issa and Jon formed a friendship that eventually led to Issa's decision to support Africa Atlantic and to form a strategic investment company called Africa Atlantic Holdings that would help finance the start-up of Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms in Ghana. Issa Baluch Issa Baluch "From the strategic vision of Issa Baluch, to the amazing farmland on Lake Volta identified by Dr. Appah to the boots-on-the-ground determination of Kris Klokkenga, I knew when these kinds of alliances emerged that we really had something, that things were clicking." Issa Baluch joined Harvard University in 2011 as a Fellow and this started the journey that has now become the African Agribusiness Knowledge Centers (AAKC). Working with Harvard Professor Calestous Juma, and MIT Associate Provost Wesley Harris, Issa Baluch and the Africa Atlantic team have formed a research and training initiative in association with MIT and the Harvard Kennedy School's Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, that will offer technical and entrepreneurial training to youth and professionals.


About | Bifasor

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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.


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