The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has added four new members on its board of directors, broadening the industry expertise of the current Board.
Following a year of internal re-organization and the changing of governance structure, Liana Coyne of Coyne Airways, Bob Chi of SATS Ltd, Manel Galindo of WebCargo, and Hendrik Leyssens of Swissport will join the board to fill roles that have been underrepresented in the past.
“Each new Board member has been vetted by the Executive Committee to ensure that the candidates not only share the association’s vision for the air cargo industry but also is in line with the mandate that was set by our Trustees to have a Board that fairly represents the membership by industry sector and region,” the association said in a statement.
The new appointees are expected to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from their respective industry sectors, which include air chartering, digital booking, as well as ground and cargo handling.
“The last year has shown the world the value of the entire air cargo supply chain and what can be achieved when organizations collaborate effectively with a common purpose,” said stated TIACA chairman Steven Polmans.
“TIACA is the only global association that encompasses the entire supply chain within its membership and we are proud to have such a representative Board steering the Association in tackling the critical issues the industry faces,” he added.
Bob Chi, chief operating officer for gateway services at Singapore-based SATS Ltd commented, ‘while the air freight industry transforms itself through digitization and in the face of unprecedented growth in the eCommerce, pharma & perishables trades flows, I believe TIACA will provide a good platform for open dialogue amongst key stakeholders on all matters affecting our industry. I look forward to the opportunity to engage with partners in topics that are pertinent to all of us.”
“As part of TIACA’s Transformation Program, we found it imperative that our Board represents the entire supply chain and we are working to ensure that this mandate is fulfilled,” continued Polmans. “Whilst our work to diversify our Board is far from over, we feel we have made a solid start,” he added.