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Neel Shah

Neel Jones Shah is long time executive focused on commercial strategy, marketing, business planning and revenue optimization as a recognized leader in the global aviation industry.  Currently, Neel is EVP and Global Head of Airfreight for Flexport, a full-service freight forwarder and customs broker built on modern technology that has raised over $300 million in private equity funding since its founding in 2014. In addition, Neel sits on the Board of Directors of Amerijet International Holdings and is a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group.  Prior to Flexport, Neel served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Cargo Officer for Delta Air Lines.  As the head of Delta Cargo, he led approximately 2,000 employees worldwide and oversaw over $1 Billion in freight & mail revenue.

Over the past several years Neel has been deeply involved in all aspects of the regulatory environment impacting the airline industry both domestically and internationally.  Neel has served as Chairman of the Airlines 4 America’s Executive Cargo Council; a member of the IATA Cargo Committee; a board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA); a member of the CNS Advisory Board; a member of the SkyTeam Cargo Executive Board; and an executive appointee of Governor Nathan Deal to the State Workforce Investment Board and the GDOT Private Advisory Committee. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Swarthmore College.