John D. Kasarda





John D. Kasarda is the president of Aerotropolis Institute in Zhengzhou and director of the Center for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Kasarda is also president and CEO of Aerotropolis Business Concepts LLC. He has published more than 100 articles and ten books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, urban economic development, and competitiveness. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week, and international media. Dr. Kasarda has offered numerous executive programs on air logistics, firm siting, global supply-chain management, and airport area commercial development to multinational firms such as Boeing, Airbus, FedEx, Lufthansa, DHL, Thai Airways International, Caterpillar Logistics, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Prudential Real Estate, Bank of America and Deloitte&Touche. He also chairs the annual Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition and has been an advisor to airports and governments around the globe. Under his leadership, the Kenan Institute was named the world's top air logistics educational institution by The International Air Cargo Association for its work on airports and economic development. Dr. Kasarda received his B.S. and M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He has been the recipient of many grants and awards from such organizations as the International Civil Aviation Organization, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, World Bank, National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations Development Program, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his research on airport-driven economic development and a Senior Fellow and Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.

John D. Kasarda





John D. Kasarda is the president of Aerotropolis Institute in Zhengzhou and director of the Center for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Kasarda is also president and CEO of Aerotropolis Business Concepts LLC. He has published more than 100 articles and ten books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, urban economic development, and competitiveness. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week, and international media. Dr. Kasarda has offered numerous executive programs on air logistics, firm siting, global supply-chain management, and airport area commercial development to multinational firms such as Boeing, Airbus, FedEx, Lufthansa, DHL, Thai Airways International, Caterpillar Logistics, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Prudential Real Estate, Bank of America and Deloitte&Touche. He also chairs the annual Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition and has been an advisor to airports and governments around the globe. Under his leadership, the Kenan Institute was named the world's top air logistics educational institution by The International Air Cargo Association for its work on airports and economic development. Dr. Kasarda received his B.S. and M.B.A. (with Distinction) from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He has been the recipient of many grants and awards from such organizations as the International Civil Aviation Organization, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, World Bank, National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations Development Program, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his research on airport-driven economic development and a Senior Fellow and Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.