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TIACA elects new chairman, vice chairman

By Hpanchal on April 23, 2013

Oliver Evans (right in photo) and Enno Osinga (left) have been elected as chairman and vice chairman respectively of The International Air Cargo Association.

Evans is chief cargo officer at Swiss International Air Lines Ltd., while Osinga is senior vice president cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

They were elected at TIACA’s annual general meeting following its 2013 Executive Summit in Dallas. Evans and Osinga will serve in their roles for a two-year term.

Evans, who has held the post of vice chairman for the last two years, succeeds Michael Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc., who took over as TIACA chairman in 2010.

“It is a great honor and pleasure for me to have been asked to lead TIACA and serve our membership and the air cargo industry,” Evans said. “Under the leadership of Michael Steen, the association has gone from strength to strength, and we are having very fruitful and open discussions with all partners in the industry, including FIATA, IATA, Cargo 2000 and the Global Shippers’ Forum as well as with regulators and ICAO. My fervent wish is that we will together accelerate all common initiatives, while ensuring that whatever can be solved by any association on its own is handled accordingly, thereby ensuring focus and minimal bureaucracy.”

Evans became chief cargo officer in 2005 and joined Swiss in 2002.

“TIACA is playing a key role in bringing all parts of the air cargo business together and shaping the future for our industry,” Osinga said. “As a board member, I have been privileged to assist the development of TIACA in recent years. In my new role, I look forward to continuing building bridges within our industry."

Osinga worked in senior management positions in the Netherlands and around the world for 20 years. In 2006, he came senior vice president cargo at Schiphol.

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