Demmer joins

169 today announces the appointment of industry leader in digital air cargo, Simson Demmer, as senior director, airline products.

Demmer previously led the world’s 2nd largest all-cargo airline group through its digital transformation process. In his role as chief strategy officer at CargoLogicManagement, he also pioneered digital bookings with in July 2019 for AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir.

Commenting on his new position, Demmer said: “I am truly excited to be joining at such an interesting point in the company’s journey. As one of their early customers, I was impressed by both the product and the team from the first time I encountered them and admire the growth and customer successes the company has been able to achieve over its dynamic first years. Now, as’s airline product lead, I look forward to combining my industry experience with the team’s well-established product prowess and to collaborate with leading carriers to enable them to expand their digital footprint globally.”

Oliver Neumann, co-founder and managing director of said: “Bringing senior industry leaders like Simson into the team is another milestone for us as we continue to grow and expand our business. Simson’s unrivaled sector knowledge and deep customer expertise make him a trusted partner for teams across our business as well as our airline partners. Having first-hand experience working with us as a customer on developing and building the digital distribution infrastructure for an airline, he is uniquely positioned to translate this knowledge into further innovative product developments in his new role at”

Demmer’s appointment comes after a year of rapid growth for during which the platform’s user base increased by 300%, and booking numbers grew by more than 700%, to more than 120,000 annual bookings. Most recently, the company raised $60 million to fuel its global expansion to North America and Asia.

With 17 airline partners, including Air Canada Cargo and Saudia Cargo as its latest additions, facilitates the transport of 180 tonnes of air cargo per day across 347 destinations around the world.