-Incorporated an air cargo GSA (General Sales Agency) as the President of the organization
-Main duties included security of off-line airlines as their GSA in Korea. GSA’s function is to promote and sell its principal’s products and services on behalf of the principals. Was successful in winning GSA rights for Kenya Airways, Croatia Airlines and Air Jamaica within Korea. Promoting principals’ services to freight forwarders and agencies in Korea and conducting operational procedure in accordance with the principals’ rules and regulations were also one of the main tasks.
Personal Note: Incorporating my own company made me nervous at first, but it was also exciting and quite pleasing at the same time. I was involved from the initial process required for incorporating a company in Korea to purchasing office supplies and hiring employees. Every single decision with regards to Circa Air Cargo Corp. was made by me, and my decision basically was the final word. Circa Air Cargo Corp. taught me a lot of things for the first time, but nothing stands out more than the importance of employees. Especially in a small company like Circa Air Cargo Corp., working relationship within the organization is the deciding factor for the success of the company. Management of people is, by far the most difficult task I faced up to this point, and I believe that the skill can only get better through years and years of first hand experience. On that note, I am still learning the management skill required to harmoniously maintain the working relationship within the organization. One thing for sure, employees will not work based on the top boss’ instructions alone, but rather they will work better by the top boss’ demonstrated good examples.