Anand Yedery is new Regional Cargo Manager South Asia, Middle East & Africa of Cathay Pacific Airways. He will be responsible for overseeing the business and operations of Cathay Pacific cargo in the three regions and will be based in Mumbai, India. Anand Yedery has been working with Cathay Pacific since 2004. He joined the airline in the Customer Services department at Mumbai Airport. In 2007, he moved to the Commercial side of business, heading Passenger Sales for Southern India based out of Chennai. He moved to Mumbai in 2010 to head Passenger Sales for the Western India region.
K.U. Thankachen has been named the new Managing Director of Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd. He started his career with Airports Authority of India in the year 1987 and joined Container Corporation of India Ltd. in the year 1995. During his time in CONCOR, he has given jurisdiction of 5 terminals at Nagpur, Bhusawal, Aurangabad, Raipur and Mandideep and thereafter he was placed as head of Asia's largest ICD; ICD-Tkd. He has held various important positions in marketing, commercial and operations within CONCOR.
Murali Ramachandran has been appointed as new CEO-India of Celebi Aviation. In this capacity, he will be responsible for aviation activities (particularly ground handling and cargo) of Celebi in India as well as in the Indian Subcontinent. His main responsibility would be to stimulate the growth of Celebi’s presence. Prior to joining Celebi, Murali Ramachandran was heading the airport operations of Mumbai International Airport in the capacity of Executive VicePresident, Operations.
PS Nair has been nominated on the World Governing Board of Airport Council International (ACI), Montreal. Earlier, he was elected as the Second Vice President from amongst the 18 Directors of the Hong Kong headquartered ACI-Asia Pacific Regional Board. Mr Nair is an ex full time Board Member of the Airports Authority of India (No.2) who has also held several other key positions in AAI such as Director of Trivandrum, Mumbai and Delhi International Airports, Executive Director - Cargo/Commercial/Key Infrastructure Dev. etc. Before assuming charge of his current position in GMR, he served as CEO of the modernised Delhi and Hyderabad Airports.
Vivek Chopra will be new Director Region North India of DB Schenker. He will be based at the company’s regional office in Gurgaon. Prior to this posting, Chopra was Director-Airfreight with Schenker India Pvt. Ltd and has an overall experience of 16 years as an air cargo professional. DB Schenker is the transportation and logistics division of Germany’s Deutsche Bahn. It is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider based on revenues and performance. Sandeep Pingle is new Country Manager of Rhenus Logistics India. Mr Pingle's will head the Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage & the Integrated Logistics Business Divisions of Rhenus Logistics India. A highly regarded Logistics executive with extensive experience in the field, he comes onboard after successful stints in senior management positions at DHL and GeoLogistics /Agility Logistics. Commenting on new achievement, Pingle said that I look forward to working closely with the entire team of Rhenus Logistics''