Mr. K. S. Kunwar
Mr Kunwar acquired his Master of Arts degree in Political Science and has 43 years of profound experience in the aviation industry particularly in air cargo logistics industry which includes airline cargo handling in Air India & cargo terminal management & administration in AAI. He held key responsible positions in the management & administration of AAI cargo terminals at Chennai, Mumbai and finally headed the Cargo Terminal at IGI Airport as General Manager till it was privatized in 2006. During privatization of IGIA Mr Kunwar played an important role in the smooth handing/taking over of IGIA Cargo Terminal from AAI to Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd.(DIAL) and further headed the IGIA Cargo Terminal Administration as an Associated Vice President(Cargo) of DIAL till 2011.
At present Mr Kunwar is the Director General of Air Cargo Forum India(ACFI) a PAN India association of all the stakeholders in the air cargo logistics trade in India since its inception in 2011.
Mr Kunwar is the winner of Indian Customs Cash award for intercepting a high value import cargo substitution case while posted at Chennai Apt. in 1997.
He got appreciations from Chairman IAAI for his high sense of duty with honesty while discharging government duty at Chennai & IGI Airport. In 1998 Mr Kunwar was honored as a Trade Friendly Officer of AAI by the Air Cargo Agents Association of India(ACAAI) –Southern Region at Chennai.
One of his major achievements is considered steering the AAI projects i.e. Implementation of Integrated Cargo Management System (ICMS) and Electronic Data Interchange(EDI) at four metro airports i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata during 1997- 2009.
At the International level Mr Kunwar has held an important assignment as Chairman Air Transport Group of Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation & e- Commerce (AFACT) for continuous five years(2004 to 2007).
He was instrumental in winning a prestigious ‘’ e- ASIA award’’ of Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation and e- Commerce (AFACT) in 2007 for AAI/DIAL’s project of implementation of Web based EDI in the processing of air cargo at all the four major Indian Airports.
He also has the distinction of undertaking several studies of best practices in the Air Cargo Logistics at the leading world class international hub airports (Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Sharjah, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Paris CD, Singapore, Kualalumpur and Incheon).
He was also the member of Indian government’s joint study team 1994 for the promotion of perishable cargo (horticulture & floriculture products) who visited Turkey & Netherlands & made several recommendations for the promotion of Floriculture & Horticulture for export. One of the recommendations of this team brought installations of Perishable Centers at all the major international airports of the Country from 1998 onwards.