Issa Baluch has been inducted into the TIACA Hall of Fame, in recognition for his work across the air cargo industry.
His portfolio of skills includes being an author, speaker and advisor, as well as being founder and CEO of Swift Freight International.
Baluch is also chairman of the FIATA Logistics Academy and was the founder and first president of the National Association of Freight and Logistics before receiving two Lifetime Achievement awards for services to the air cargo industry.
In 2011, Baluch was invited by Harvard University to become a Fellow in their Advanced Leadership Initiative programme and he acts as a visiting Chair Professor at several universities, focusing on multimodal transport.
Baluch says: “I am honoured, humbled, and mighty grateful for this award. Family and friends are equally joyed and to me this is a testament to the many teams and individuals that have worked side by side with me to excel, be it in the logistics world, or in Corporate Social Responsibility!”
Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA’s chairman’s council says: “Issa is an exceptional individual who came from humble beginnings. He has not only been successful in business but has also contributed to wider society and therefore deserves the honour of receiving this prestigious award.”