The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced new leadership, effective 21 May when current Chairman Oliver Evans and Vice Chairman Enno Osinga retire.
Sanjiv Edward, Head of Cargo Business at Delhi International Airport has been named as the next Chairman of TIACA, with Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics named Vice Chairman. TIACA provided the following biographical notes:
Sanjiv Edward has worked in the aviation industry for over 18 years, including more than a decade with British Airways. He completed his Executive Management Studies from the Oxford Brookes University and also served as a member of the high level Working Group constituted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India to formulate the Air Cargo Policy for India. He is one of the founding members of the Air Cargo Forum India and heads its Innovation Group.
- Sebastiaan Scholte has worked in the air freight industry for over 18 years, including with Aeromexico where he was VP Sales. He held senior management roles with Cargolux for eight years from 2002, and took over as CEO at Jan de Rijk Logistics in 2010. He holds a Global Executive MBA from the IESE Business School and is also Chairman of the Cool Chain Association.
TIACA is governed by its Trustee members who elect the Board of Directors to manage the Association’s affairs and establish its policy. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected by the Board for two year terms. What is interesting about the current appointments is that neither Mr Edward nor Mr Scholte works for an airline. Both have executive experience with airlines, but Sanjiv Edward now works for an airport and Sebastiaan Scholte for a road freight company. Historically, TIACA was primarily focused on the air freight business from the perspective of airlines, but recent years have seen a welcome (and neccessary) change toward representing all players in the air freight game — including airlines, airports, handlers, truckers, forwarders, and manufacturers. Outgoing Vice Chairman Enno Osinga, for example, was the head of cargo at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.