AviationCargo Infrastructure Development Advisor, Cargo Infrastructure Development Division,
Miami International Airport (Miami-Dade Aviation Department)
Emir Pineda is the Aviation Cargo Infrastructure Development Advisor for Miami-Dade Aviation Department, who’s primary responsibilities include facilitating/coordinating/promoting the VICC (Vertical Integrated Cargo Community) project, with the multiple stakeholders in the community, negotiating lease agreements, and advising the airport on all logistics/air cargo related matters. Once initiated the VICC will be the largest air cargo infrastructure program in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to his new assignment Mr. Pineda was the Section Chief for Passenger, Trade & Logistics Development for the Marketing Division of the airport. His duties included marketing/promotion, air service development (pax/cargo), air carrier facilitation, business expansion, technology/innovation, Ecommerce facilitation, trade & logistics, and infrastructure expansion.
Mr. Pineda’s career began at Miami International Airport in 1988 as an intern, later being promoted to the position of Marketing Specialist. He recently re-joined the Miami Dade Aviation Department in September of 2015, after more than 20 years working in the public and private sector.
Mr. Pineda has enjoyed a long and diverse career path which includes Director of Cargo Trade Development at DFW International Airport, later as a consultant at Leigh Fisher Associates, and then as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Air France/KLM Martinair where he also served on the Board of Directors of Tampa Cargo, a Colombian cargo carrier. Before returning to MIA, Mr. Pineda was the Commercial Route Development Director for Cargolux, responsible for sales and operations throughout Latin America.
Mr. Pineda serves on the Board of Directors of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), as Secretary, represents the airport on the Steering Committee of the World Trade Center and is a member of the Beacon Council’s Trade & Logistics Sub-committee. He was also a contributor to the Florida Trade & Logistics 2030 Study.
Mr. Pineda was raised in Miami, Florida and is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is married and has three children.