CEO Today Asia Awards 2021

CEO TODAY ASIA AWARDS 2021 Malaysia 9 Cargo Management You Can Count On Boasting a global reach and a vast array of internationally renowned clients, ABDA Malaysia Sdn Bhd is able to offer value added cargo management services that will meet the needs of a variety of carriers. We profile the firm, which recently won Global Leader for Total Cargo Management Solutions – 2019 in our 2019 Corporate Excellence to find out more. Established in 1989, ABDA Cargo is committed to offering its cargo clients real time follow-up of cargo movements and improved track and trace capabilities from acceptance of shipments to delivery at the final destination. With its Total Cargo Management module, the firm aims to provide the best possible all service airline representation in the air cargo market, while fully maintaining the airline’s own identity and propositions. The firm’s adherence to the highest standards and performance evaluation in supplying advanced logistics solutions, reliable and measurable services and feasibly effective transportation programs enhances business opportunities for the carriers that it represents. As a result, over the years ABDA has been privileged to work alongside a wide range of clients including Pegasus, Air Transat, Condor Air, flyNas, Al Jazeera Air, Air Asia, Thomson Fly and Thomas Cook among many others. Over the past 20 years the firm’s key personnel has remained the same thanks to its supportive internal culture. For example, the firm provides exposure to ‘outstanding individuals’ by appointing them as ‘ambassadors’ of the company. They will then get to be posted overseas for short periods of time to spread the best practices and the ‘good feel’ culture within the network. As such clients can rest assured that when they work with ABDA they will receive exceptional support and service from skilled, dedicated staff who fully understand the firm’s aims and work towards them at all times. The experience of the firm’s staff has helped ABDA to provide assistance to many airlines in reducing their costs in areas such as ground handling agreements, trucking networks throughout the world, fuel costs for stop-over flights and more. Offering a truly global outlook for clients, ABDA encompasses a culturally diverse workforce of 500 employees around the world. The firm now has a presence in over 45 cities in 26 countries, and as such it can combine the local knowledge of a boutique with the global presence of a multinational to ensure that clients receive personal support and world-class service. This includes 24 hour support and expert service from a team of professionals who are constantly on-hand to ensure every aspect of their clients’ project is carried-off to the highest possible standard. Looking to the future, ABDA’s ultimate aim is to be a global champion in the total cargo management market. This will remain the firm’s core focus over the years to come as it seeks to attract and retain some of the market’s core talent and drive them towards excellence in cargo management. www.abdagroup. info CEO ABDA Aviation Sdn Bhd About Dato’ JJ Ong A seasoned aviation professional, at 60 years of age, he has been in the air cargo industry for close to four decades and has previously held top management positions in private and public listed aviation companies in various countries across the globe. Throughout this period, he had the privilege of managing businesses spanning the globe in over 118 locations. Previously acted as Advisor and Consultant to Government agencies, investors and start-ups as well. Had successes in pioneering initiatives in our industry with various world’s first. In addition, I spoke regularly at major cargo events and participated actively in speaking engagements aimed at motivating and encouraging young people on career development. Currently, the CEO of one of the largest international GSSA company with representation of about 30 airlines in over 45 cities in 26 countries. We have a culturally diverse workforce of 500 employees worldwide. The landscape of our industry has changed dramatically largely impacted by technological changes and advancement and the constant changes taking place with global consumerism and behavioural trends. Issues related to climate change, and the recent events directly related to the Global Covid19 pandemic have altered the industry landscape further. In cognizance of such changes and development, we as responsible industry leaders must commit to adapting, investing and making the necessary positive changes in order to make the world a slightly better place. As a CEO, besides building a good company and making profits for shareholders, our obligatory role would also include undertaking social responsibilities and engaging the community at large in protecting the environment. In the nutshell, the accountability and responsibilities of CEOs would be a lot more challenging and balance. It is more than just making profits. Dato’ JJ Ong

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