Born in the Kyrgyz Republic and educated at the Irkutsk Institute of Economics, Alexey Isaikin began his career in the Soviet Air Force.

In the late 1980s, he was responsible for fulfilling USSR state contracts for An-124 military aircraft. In 1990, he formed Russia’s first private airline and, in 2004, he inspired Russia’s first international scheduled cargo airline – now one of the fastest-growing global cargo airlines.

Today, he leads a Group of Companies, which has scheduled and charter cargo airlines, and associated engineering and logistics services.

His passion for aviation and air cargo is matched only by his admiration for people. He leads a global team of 3,600 air cargo professionals and sponsors education programmes for young people.