Speakers Mr. Johan Pauwels
Mr. Johan Pauwels

Mr. Johan Pauwels is the Regional Vice President for Africa and France. He has over 30 years of experience in developing and managing teams that support the airline industry, primarily related to cargo and passenger transport in Africa. At Hahn Air, Johan is in charge of account management, sourcing of new airline clients, negotiation of agreements as well as analysis and identification of potential business and for Africa and France.

Before joining Hahn Air, Johan was the Director Sales Europe at ECAir, the national airline of Congo, Brazzaville between 2012 and 2015. Prior to that, Johan was a part of Camair-Co (Cameroon), where he held various positions including Director Ground Operations, Director Cargo and Director In-flight product. During this time, he was also a member of the airline’s tender board. Johan also worked for Arik Air (Nigeria), Denim Air (The Netherlands), Brussels Air/Sabena (Belgium) and Onur Air (Turkey).

Johan has graduated with a degree in Modern Languages from the University of Brussels. During his free time Johan enjoys listening to music, reading about African culture and Africa in general. He also appreciates gardening, restoring old furniture and spending time with his family.