IATA subsidiary Cargo Network Services (CNS) has appointed Michael White as the organization’s new president, taking over from Lionel van der Walt, who left CNS earlier this year.
White is an industry veteran with nearly four decades of experience in the air transport industry. He joined CNS in 2008, serving most recently as CNS’ vice president of government and industry relations.
White brings a wealth of operational management experience, thanks to decades in the business with Frontier Airlines and United Airlines, and also with Cargo Service Center and the Air Transport Association of America (now Airlines for America).
He was COO of SkyLink USA, which managed the commercial operations at the Baghdad International Airport for USAID, peacekeeping operations in Darfur for the United Nations and support operations for NATO in Afghanistan.
CNS represents and serves the U.S. air cargo industry and its operations, which include financial settlement systems, commercial operations and advocacy for its member airlines and forwarding customers.