Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Swissport climb Kili to market Tanzania

I received my weekly Google News Alert e-mail on Tanzania just now, and in it was an article from the Tanzania Standard Newspaper entitled "Swissport Climb Kili to Market Tanzania." I hadn't talked about this before, but there were actually four climbers in my group; and one of them was Joseph Albon -- the just-retired president and CEO of Swissport International. This article mentions the group of Swissport execs climbing Kili while I was there, but they were mostly in one big group while Joseph and Swissport Tanzania Contracts & Marketing Manager James Mhagama (mentioned at the end) were the third and fourth guys in my group.

It was a pretty incredible opportunity to chat with him, and I already replied to a pertinent Motley Fool post that bizarrely started with the words "I just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with the president of Swissport, and he was telling me a story about taking a subsidiary public on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange..."

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