Michael (Mike)White

President & CEO Trade Network Consultants, LLC

Mike White is a distinguished figure in the air transport industry, renowned for his leadership in advancing air cargo security, fostering e-commerce growth, spearheading IT development, advocating for industry interests, and championing operational excellence. As the Founder and President of Trade Network Consultants, LLC, Mike leads a team of industry experts specializing in fintech, customs, security, aviation, logistics, and process improvement.

With a career spanning several senior management positions, Mike has left an indelible mark on the air cargo supply chain. He has held key roles such as the worldwide head of cargo services for United Airlines, Regional VP for KLM’s Cargo Service Center, and Managing Director of Cargo for the Air Transport Association. Additionally, he served as COO of SkyLink USA and President of Cargo Network Services (An IATA Company), overseeing the largest air cargo payment system in the world.

Mike’s influence extends beyond corporate realms, as he actively contributes to academia and government advisory committees. He serves as the executive-in-residence at Florida International University’s School of Business – PayCargo Logistics and Supply Chain Management program and is an advisor to the St. Thomas University Trade and Logistics Management program. Moreover, Mike has lent his expertise to numerous government and industry committees, including the Congressional Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), the TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee and the US-Canadian Cross Border Harmonization task force.

Recognized as an evangelist for digitization in the air cargo sector, Mike has played a pivotal role in shaping industry initiatives such as the air cargo security known shipper program, the Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, and the Air Cargo Advance Security (ACAS) requirements. His contributions have earned him prestigious accolades, including the Airforwarders Association’s Jim Foster Award for Excellence and the Air Transport Association Bravo Zulu Award for dedication.

Throughout his career, Mike White’s unwavering commitment to enhancing air cargo operations, ensuring security, and fostering collaboration between industry stakeholders has left an enduring legacy of excellence and innovation.

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