ACFI bids an emotional farewell to its two outgoing board members

Air Cargo Forum of India (ACFI) organised a get together to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of its two outgoing members – Mr Abhay Pathak, former executive director (cargo), Air India and Mr Ramesh Mamidala, former chief executive officer, Celebi – for ACFI and the overall development of air cargo industry on 6th September at Hotel Pullman in Delhi.  

More than 35 distinguished members of the air cargo fraternity attended the party which was hosted in honour of Mr Pathak and Mr Mamidala by ACFI’s president Mr Tushar Jani. Mr Pathak has recently retired from the post of executive director (cargo) – Air India whereas Mr Mamidala moved in Adani Group on the post of chief cargo development officer airports from the post of CEO of Celebi Delhi cargo terminal.

Mr Jani, in his emotional address, recollected the out-of-the-box and unique operating style of Mr Pathak during the latter’s tenure in Air India. Mr Jani compared him with a painter who painted the national carriers’ operational process with vibrant colours.

Further, in his address, ACFI’s president termed Mr Mamidala as an ideal ‘engineer’ who constantly thinks and innovates different methods to get work done. Mr Jani congratulated Mr Mamidala for his new assignment in the Adani group and wished him luck for his bright future.  

Mr Abhay Pathak receiving a memento from ACFI president Mr Tushar Jani

“I broke all the communication barriers from the system of Air India and made communication seamless for easing of business processes. I thank the entire air cargo fraternity for extending their support to me and really obliged for this kind gesture.”

– said Mr Abhay Pathak in his farewell speech
Mr Ramesh Mamidala receiving a memento from ACFI president Mr Tushar Jani

“I will keep visiting Delhi once in a week and never break the relation which I have established with the fraternity here. And, keep contributing to ACFI’s endeavour to bring a positive change in the air cargo industry and wish a good future of ACFI.”

– said Mr Ramesh Mamidala during his farewell address

Other ACFI board members viz. Mr Yashpal Sharma, Mr Sanjiv Edward, Mr Keku Bomi Gazder and ACFI’s DG KS Kunwar thanked their outgoing board colleagues for their contribution and support as ACFI board members and wished them luck for their new endeavours. Apart from ACFI’s board members, dignitaries of associations like ACAAI, DACAAI, FFFAI, and ACCD also graced the occasion with their presence.

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