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S1:E17 | 24th October 2019

From Mexico to CEO: Sebastiaan Scholte on his life in air cargo to date

Chris talks to Sebastiaan about his time as chairman of TIACA, his views on digitisation and why he thinks more young people should be attracted to a career in aviation.

Sebastiaan also reveals how Miss Mexico played a role in him joining the industry, discusses his affinity for windsurfing and shares his favourite aphorisms from music, poetry and business.

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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.