Ram C. Menen was inducted into the TIACA 2005 Hall of Fame in recognition of his efforts and contributions to the air cargo industry and for his achievements as head of the cargo division of Emirates Airline which is now recognized as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic airlines in the world. Additionally, his efforts have encouraged the development of
Ram C. Menen began his career in aviation in 1976 at Kuwait Airways and later directed the cargo operations in Kuwait of British Airways. He joined the Al Qutub shipping Agencies in
Mr. Menen received a Special Achievement Award from International Freighting Weekly in 2000, and in 2002 Air Cargo News
He was one of the founding members of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and was President and Chairman of the Board 1995-1996. He continues active involvement with TIACA as Trustee and Member of the Chairman’s Council. He also is a member of the IATA Cargo Committee. Mr. Menen encouraged the development of new Information Technology (IT) to meet the needs of the air cargo industry. He was involved in the decision by Emirates Airline to place the first order with Airbus Industries for the A380 freighter which will transport 150 tons on three decks for up to 10,400 kilometers.
Mr. Menen has been an outspoken advocate for the liberalization of international air cargo policies and expanded access to air cargo markets as a means of economic development.