February 2, 2018: Cargo Network Services Corp. (CNS), an IATA company, has appointed Michael White as its new president. In this role, White will be responsible for all CNS operations, including financial settlement systems, commercial operations and advocacy for its member airlines and forwarding customers.

White most recently served as CNS vice president of Government and Industry Relations. In that role, he supported US industry efforts for the development of standards for the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, the adoption of the electronic consignment security declaration (eCSD) by the US Transportation Security Administration, and other air cargo initiatives. An industry veteran with nearly four decades of experience in the air transport industry, White joined CNS in 2008.

“Mike has taken a leadership role in working with industry and government stakeholders to make air cargo more secure and more efficient. I am confident that CNS will be in good hands as we continue to modernise the business while ensuring the highest standards of safety and security,” said CNS chairman Doug Lavin

White succeeds Lionel van der Walt, who left CNS earlier this year to become executive vice president and CEO of RCI, Inc.

Before joining CNS White held operational management positions with Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Cargo Service Center and the Air Transport Assn. 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 supported operations for NATO in Afghanistan.

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