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George Pasha IV

President and CEO, The Pasha Group

George Pasha IV followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, building a global logistics and transportation company – The Pasha Group – into a third-generation family affair. He was appointed CEO in 2008, and oversees worldwide operations for the company’s five operating divisions: Automotive, Maritime, Relocation, Transportation and Pasha Hawaii, which provides ocean liner service for shipment of containers and vehicles between the West Coast and Hawaii. He is the past chairman of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America Inc., now known as IAM, and is on the advisory board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

ALMA MATER: Santa Clara University School of Business (B.S. Economics)

FUN FACT: Worked in commercial banking before joining family business.