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Mr. Issa S. Baluch

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Email: i***@***.com
Local Address:  Ghana
Company Description: We are a private commercial farming venture in Ghana, producing maize on the beautiful shores of Lake Volta, the world's largest reservoir. Africa Atlantic has...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Business degree
    University of Hull ( U.K. )
  • Master's degree , Business
    University of Hull ( UK )
165 Total References
Web References
Africa Atlantic – Africa Atlantic announces Knowledge Center Network to be represented by the global law firm of Sidley Austin LLP and its pro bono Asia-Africa Agricultural Enterprise Project, 3 July 2015 [cached]
Issa Baluch
Africa Atlantic Holdings Chairman Issa Baluch, a Senior Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, Africa Atlantic CEO Jon Vandenheuvel, and MIT Associate Provost, Dr. Wesley Harris, along with Sidley Austin attorney Elizabeth Uwaifo, made the joint announcement today at the Global AgInvesting Conference held in New York City.
said Baluch and Vandenheuvel.
Africa Atlantic – History, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
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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.
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"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.
Africa Atlantic – Leadership, 26 Aug 2014 [cached]
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Logistic companies in Dubai | Logistic companies in UAE, 2 April 2015 [cached]
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.
T2Gweb » Publications, 23 April 2013 [cached]
Issa Baluch, the chairman and CEO of Swift Freight International, states that humanitarian logistics is underdeveloped because, "humanitarian relief organizations suffer from poorly defined manual processes, insufficient funding, fragmented technology, high employee turnover rates and a lack of institutional learning" (Arabian Business, 2007).
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