TIACA appoints 6 new board members

“2024 is a critical year for TIACA and having strong leadership in place is vital to the association."

TIACA appoints 6 new board members
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The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that six new members have been appointed to serve on the board of directors ensuring effective representation across the industry.

The new board members - Jannie Davel, Martin Drew, Diogo Elias, Dirk Goovaerts, Boon Kiam Kuah and Nichole Schulz - bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the industry, says an official release.

*Jannie Davel is Senior Vice President, MSC Air Cargo, the air transportation subsidiary of MSC, the number one shipping company in the world.

*Martin Drew is Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a long-term or short-term cargo and passenger solution provider.

*Diogo Elias is Senior Vice President , Avianca Cargo, a cargo airline headquartered in Colombia.

*Dirk Goovaerts is CEO, Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa, Swissport, the leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling based on revenue and number of airports served.

*Boon Kiam Kuah is Senior Vice President, Cargo Services, SATS, a ground handling company; and

*Nichole Schulz is Director, Industry Affairs, UPS, a leading cargo airline with a comprehensive hub-and-spoke network.

“A strong and diverse board has proven beneficial to the transformation of the association over the last few years," says Steven Polmans, Chair, TIACA. "The appointment of these new board members will not only ensure that we remain agile and relevant but will also provide the board with a fresh perspective. We are excited to welcome Jannie, Martin, Diogo, Dirk, Boon Kiam and Nichole to the team, and look forward to working with them as we continue our work in enhancing TIACA’s services and ensuring we are fully aligned with industry needs.”

Glyn Hughes, Director General, TIACA adds: “2024 is a critical year for TIACA and having strong leadership in place is vital to the association as we continue to grow and invest in programmes that support the industry such as BlueSky, Invest in Climate Action and the Air Cargo Training Library. The team is also actively planning for the latest edition of Air Cargo Forum, November 11-14 in Miami, which is expected to draw 4,000-5,000 to a world-class event that will allow for plenty of networking, business and fun. Additionally, the board has tasked the Secretariat to continue to expand other TIACA programmes that tackle industry challenges through a united voice to enhance a safe, efficient and robust air cargo industry, designed to meet the needs of today whilst anticipating the needs of tomorrow.”

The association currently has a full board seat allocation with one vacancy "as we have reserved a seat for a representative of the shipper community but additional seats may become available as current board terms end."

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