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S1:E174 | 16th December 2020

Chris is joined by Konstantin Vekshin, Chief Commercial Officer of Volga-Dnepr Group

In this episode, Chris is joined by Konstantin Vekshin, Chief Commercial Officer of Volga-Dnepr Group.

Konstantin is responsible for the business development and sales, with the largest fleet of AN-124’s, IL-76’s and B747 & B737’s, they are aiming to become a one-stop-shop for all Volga-Dnepr, AirBridgeCargo, and ATRAN customers, uniting and unifying standards and approaches across the board to make the whole experience more accessible and understandable for their customers.

Hear how the day to day operations was adapted when Covid19 requirements were at their peak, how was the CARE program co-ordinated and what were the biggest challenges and successes?

Listen to how involved they were with task forces being built up around governments, airlines, airports and handling agents? Konstantin talks about the way the world is now- what he sees as the challenges and opportunities for the industry moving forward into 2021?

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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.