Air cargo veteran Michael White joins PayCargo’s board
Michael brings over 40 years of experience in aviation, logistics and government affairs to the payments network’s growing board.
January 27, 2021
By PLA Editor
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PayCargo has appointed Michael White to its Board as the leading payments network for the global supply chain industry continues to grow and reach new markets.
Michael brings more than 25 years of experience in the airfreight sector, having held senior positions at Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Cargo Service Center, the Air Transport Association, SkyLink USA, Cargo Network Services, and most recently as the founder and president of Trade Network Consultants LLC.
He has also served on several key government and industry committees and working groups including the Gore Commission TWA 800 working group on air cargo security, and as a member of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Aviation Security Advisory Committee Air Cargo Working Group and the Canadian Cross Border Harmonization Task Force.
He is serving his second term as a member of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) after appointment by the Secretaries of the US Department of Homeland Security and US Treasury.
“Michael has been described by many as the ‘e’vangelist for the movement to move to full electronic documents in air transport, he shares PayCargo’s digital vision and will bring invaluable experience to our Board,” said Eduardo Del Riego, global CEO of PayCargo. “We continue to strengthen our management team as we look to further growth and development over the coming months,” he added.
December 2020 saw PayCargo appoint two new vice presidents, Marta E Ramirez and Ken Nieze.
“I am looking forward to being a board member of PayCargo, a company that has improved the efficiencies of companies in the logistics sector,” said Mr White.
“During the past few years there has been a move towards digital solutions by the transport industry and PayCargo is a leader in interfacing digital financial capabilities that are needed by many companies.
“My goal as a member of the board is to bring my 40+ years’ experience in aviation, logistics and government to help guide the company to be able to expand and look for other opportunities in the future,” he added.
In addition to digitisation, Michael is equally focused on security in air cargo. He was a leader in the development of the TSA’s Known Shipper Programme and Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) Programne and has worked closely with US Customs on the development of the Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programme to ensure a secure supply chain.
Michael has been recognised over the years for his work, including being awarded the Airforwarders Association’s Jim Foster Award for Excellence, IATA’s Six Star Award nominee, the Air Transport Association Bravo Zulu Award for dedication, the United Airlines Cargo Safety Award and recognition for his work with the FBI.
PayCargo snagged a US$35 million investment from private equity firm Insight Partners last year to expand global adoption of its electronic payments network and accelerate investments in its market-leading technology.