Bijaoui to be inducted into Tiaca’s hall of fame
21 / 10 / 2022
By Damian Brett
Olivier Bijaoui, former executive chairman, president and chief executive of cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), has been chosen as the 2022 Tiaca hall of fame recipient.
Tiaca said that Bijaoui had been selected for the award based on “his vision, tenacity and leadership that helped guide handling agents towards becoming global handling companies”.
“Olivier Bijaoui turned small cargo handling company SFS, now WFS, into the largest cargo company in the globe and the largest ground handling company in the world,” Tiaca said.
“Between 2004 and 2016 he was executive chairman, president and chief executive of WFS. On leaving in 2016, the company had 18,000 employees, was present at 188 airports in 22 countries, serving 300 airlines, handling of four million tonnes of cargo and 50 million passengers per annum.”
Bijaoui is currently president and the owner of consultant OB Invest and an advisor for handler Alliance Ground International (AGI).
Sebastiaan Scholte, chair, TIACA’s chairman’s council, said: “Olivier Bijaoui is a great recipient for the 2022 Hall of Fame Award. He has shown leadership and drive that has catapulted the ground handling sector into the global air cargo arena. It is amazing how he has built a global handling company from scratch.”
This year’s presentation will be held during the Air Cargo Forum. Larry Coyne will also be inducted as the 2020 Hall of Fame Award Winner.