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Page 24 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEB-MARCH 2016 Most directors pessimistic about future growth, say cybercrime a high priority MOST directors in a recent global survey have admitted they are uncertain about economic prospects and are not seeing growth in the future. The 2016 global board survey by harvard business school, which gath- ered responses from male and female directors from 60 countries around the world, found 59 per cent of directors were uncertain about growth prospects globally, driven pri- marily by directors in the US and Western Europe (63 per cent of each cited uncer- tainty about future growth, vs 36 per cent in Asia, and 53 per cent in Austral- ia/NZ). Just two per cent of directors across all regions predicted a period of strong global growth over the next three years. other key findings of the survey included: Cybersecurity in top three political issues relevant to directors. The politi- cal issues directors ranked as most rele- vant to them are the economy, the reg- ulatory environment and cybersecurity. “Cybersecurity continues to be a leading issue on the agenda from a regulatory, reputational, and contingency stand- point,” said Julie Hembrock Daum of Spencer Stuart’s North American Board Practice. “We see boards considering a number of different approaches to getting smart about the broader impact of technology on the business. In certain cases they have added a director with a strong digital or security background. However, the board should not isolate cybersecurity responsibility with just this one board member, but continue to view cybersecurity as a full board priority.” women directors report higher concerns about risk than male direc- tors. Across the board, female directors reported a higher level of concern about various risks to a company than their male peers – from concerns about activist investors and cybersecurity to regulatory risk and the supply chain. why isn’t the number of women on boards increasing? Older male directors disagree with women as well as with younger male directors on the reason. As the percentage of women on boards stays stagnant, there is both a gender divide and a generation divide on why this is. Male directors, espe- cially older respondents, report the “lack of qual- ified female candidates,” while wom- en directors most often say that diversity is not a priority in board recruiting and that traditional networks tend to be male-dominated. Male directors 55 and younger agreed with women, saying traditional networks tend to be male-dominated. For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Monday, March 07, 2016 Competition heats up for havana, Cuba rights EIGHT major USA-based carriers and a number of others have applied to begin scheduled service to Cuba - and freight forwarders want the Department of Transportation (DoT) to give prece- dence to passenger routes that carry belly-hold cargo. Thursday, March 03, 2016 rolling easter strikes planned for Australian airports AUSTRALIA’s Border Force and immi- gration department staff at international airports across Australia are tipped to strike on the eve of Good Friday, with the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) saying the action is part of wid- er industrial action during the week of 21 March to protest against pay offers and rights and conditions being taken away. Qatar Air cargo reports bumper 2015 QATA R Airways Cargo says it saw inter- national air freight tonnages increase by 37.5 per cent in 2015, rising from 1,104,000 tonnes in 2014 to 1,520,000 tonnes. Wednesday, March 02, 2016 TiACA summit to focus on cyber- crime THE AIR cargo industry must wake up to the growing threat of cybercrime to global supply chains, delegates at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit (ES) will hear in May. Monday, February 29, 2016 emirates splits us into three regions Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo has restructured its USA operations, with a team of three executives to manage the market under Duncan Watson, vice president of Emirates’ cargo commer- cial operations. Qatar Cargo reports bumper 2015 totals QATAR Airways Cargo says it saw international air freight tonnages in- crease by 37.5 per cent in 2015, rising from 1,104,000 tonnes in 2014 to 1,520,000 tonnes. Import cargo into Doha increased by 29 per cent, exports increased by 10 per cent and transit cargo was up 39 per cent. Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways chief officer cargo said: “We have achieved phenomenal growth through a combination of fleet and network ex- pansion, creative interline agreements and by deploying capacity to expand- ing and untapped markets.” This year, more aircraft join the fleet and more destinations will be added to the route network. Joining recent additions, three Boeing 777 freighters are scheduled to arrive by the end of 2016.