Niek Van Der Weide is the Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing for Cargolux at Luxembourg. He has worldwide responsibility for Cargolux’s Sales & Marketing activities, Charters’ Division and ACMI (leases) business. At this time, he has approximately 425 people in his division including Area Vice Presidents and Regional Directors. Niek is a member of the Executive Committee and attends the Board of Directors Meetings. Niek received a degree in English from the University of Amsterdam before embarking on what would be a lifetime a career in aviation. His professional experience in aviation started in 1972 with British Airways, Martinair Holland, Lan Chile Cargo, and Capitol International GmbH before becoming the Senior Vice President of European Cargo Services in Brussels/Paris in 2003. In 2006 Niek became the co-founder/Executive Vice President Commercial/Board Member of the only all-cargo airline in Belgium. And in 2009, Niek accepted a Vice President position at Qatar Airlines in Doha before joining Cargolux in 2014. Niek currently resides in Belgium with his wife and son who is an avid football fan/player.