CURRICULUM VITAE - RESUME

Thierry HOUBA Chaussée Romaine, 10 B-5500 Dinant Belgium Mobile (GSM): +32-(0)475-24 26 50 Phone: +32-(0)82-21 96 37 Email: thouba@skynet.be Belgian, born September 11, 1952 Co-habitant, 1 child Education: - University Degree in Applied Economic Sciences Specialization in International Trade UFSIA Antwerp University (1972 - 1976) - with distinction - Commercial Pilot licence (1989) Languages: - French, Dutch, English: fluent - German: notions (lack of practice) Software Applications:

Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, ... Pre-professional Activities:

Scouts, Red Cross (ambulance), competition sports (judo,sailing), radio amateur, co-founder of the European Circle (UFSIA), vacation job at the Secury-Center of Group 4 - Securitas, study travel to Zaïre (CMB scholar-ship), chorus-singer (Gregorian chant), photography Professional Experiences:

1. Within TRANSINTRA group (1976 - 1989) in the fields of - clearing and forwarding - shipping agencies - travel agencies

- summer/autumn 1976: trainee at Transintra Antwerp - internal: in the various departments of the Company - external: within - Van Doosselaere & Achten (Shipping Agency) - Mouzon (Maritime Experts)

- from 1976 till 1979: AGETRAF Zaïre (for TRANSINTRA) successively as - Head of the Import Department - Head of the Shipping and Export Departments - Branch Manager a.i.

- from 1979 till 1989: TRANSINTRA Antwerp as proxy holder in the Shipping Department with numerous missions, such as: - interims of the Branch Manager, Matadi / Zaïre - interims of the Head of the Shipping Dept, Kinshasa / Zaïre - set up of a new Shipping Agency, Moanda / Zaïre - solving inland reforwarding problems, Mombasa / Kenya - solving administration and organization problems in a travel agency of the Group, Brussels / Belgium - defend the interests of our ship's owners during international conferences with zaïrese Authorities, Paris / France - member of a Belgian Economic Mission, Harare / Zimbabwe. Transintra now belongs to the french SDV group 2. Full-time PILOT with IBIS (1989 - 1993), as well as free-lance pilot with IBIS and RST AVIATION (January 94) co-pilot on Sabreliner N265 and Jetstream HP137 captain on Citation C500 and Seneca PA34 with a total flighttime of more than 2.250 hrs and flights to the whole of Europe, Africa, North and South America. 3. COMMERCIAL MANAGER with JET BUSINESS AIRLINES (JBA) Zaventem, in the segment of business aviation; total responsibility over Sales & Marketing: - follow-up of existing customers, in order to respond as close as possible to their needs (with chartered aircraft, if required) - search for new/potential customers through targetted contacts by means of - advertising - editorial articles and articles in "Business Travel" files - mailings to international companies and organisations, ministries, embassies, federations, travel agencies, incentive and event organizers - participation in professional fairs - visits of fairs and other conventions - invitations to visit our private terminal - member of the Airport and Handling Committee of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) - participation to meetings with the airport authorities and other interest groups. (from 01 February 1994 till 31 July 1995) 4. DISPATCHER FLIGHT OPERATIONS with CHALLENGAIR (belgian airline operating 2 wide body DC10-30's worldwide), involving a wide variety of responsibilities in the fields of logistics: flight planning, crewing, duties,flight follow-up, organize handling/ catering/ refuelling/ hotac/ crew (de)positionning, feasibility studies (from 01 March 1996 till 31 August 1996) 5. TADIG ASSISTANT MANAGER with MOBISTAR (GSM Operator) checking on IT level of the tests before opening of the network to international roaming and participation in writing transversal procedures. (from 25 September 1996 till 21 February 1997 - interim) 6. TRAFFIC MANAGER with ESCO TRANSMISSIONS, Diegem : manufacturer, supplier, distributor and overhaul; ISO 9002 certified logistic management between order managers, production, warehouse, packing and transport (by air, sea, road, express; as well as ESCO's own truck for certain suppliers and customers in Belgium) various proposals for improvement of the quality were put into effect immediately; other improvement proposals were implemented lateron. (from 30 July 1997 till 01 September 1997 - interim) 7. TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL MANAGER with IBA (ION BEAM APPLICATIONS), Louvain-la-Neuve : Manufacturer of particle accelerators; world leader in cyclotrons; on the Stock Exchange since spring 98 ; ISO9001/EN46001 certified in November 98. set up of a newly created department in conformity with ISO9001/EN46001. in charge of packaging, Customs, worldwide freight forwarding by sea/ air/ road/ express(from urgent spare parts to whole projects) ; also in charge of the organization of numerous business travel. (interim contract as from 29 September 1997 till 01 February 1998, followed by full time contract till 30 June 2001.) 8. RESPONSIBLE OF EVENTS at EURO SPACE CENTER (ESC) Transinne; a space center unique in Europe - sales and organization of the "B to B" activities: incentive and team building programs, seminaries, evenings, company events, ... - development of the "B to B" activities by means of - participation in business Exhibitions in the sectors of event organi- zers and training, organization of "discovery" days - advertising and targeted mailings - presence on Internet: restructuring of the ESC web site and presence on sector related web sites (interim contract from 07 January till 28 August 2003) 9. MANAGING DIRECTOR-founder of SCENIC TOURS Dinant: excursions, sightseeing and travel by coach

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