Aero Africa, the Hong Kong-based air cargo management group has welcomed two new specialists to its management team in China and Southern Africa.

The Asia branch of the neutral air cargo broker Asia has appointed Joey Xu, in the newly-created position of Director- Airfreight – Asia.

Joey will be responsible for the overall airfreight development of the group in Asia with focus on procurement with carriers and optimising neutral scheduled airfreight consolidations from Asia to Africa.

She will also assist business development team to promote African solutions to the Asian freight forwarding and aviation community.

Before joining Aero Africa Xu worked as regional Air Freight Manager and Head of Air Freight for M&M, On Time Express and Shipco Transport.

At the same time, Aero Africa Southern Africa has also announced the appointment of Gary Tobias as Regional Operations Manager.

Gary will be responsible for the regional airfreight import and cross-border operations of Aero Africa.

Gary started fresh in the wholesale industry working at CFR Freight SA (Pty) with airfreight exports and airfreight imports. He was soon moved into a Key Accounts role at CFR where he oversaw several of the most important clients. Thereafter he moved into a route development role to develop products from Europe and Asia.

Subsequently, he was offered an opportunity to run the Cape Town airfreight operations as the operations supervisor in August 2019. Gary has since relocated from Cape Town to Johannesburg where he is now based to assist the regional development of Aero Africa.

Gary has obtained a post graduate degree in B.Com Honours Logistics Management and joins Aero Africa after more than 7 years of experience within the Airfreight Wholesale Industry.

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