ECS Group chairman, Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), making him the first GSSA representative.
He was elected at a TIACA board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team.
Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Schmoll has made a huge contribution to ECS Group as well as to the development of the GSSA sector and its activities.
Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA and CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics says: “TIACA is the only organisation representing all sectors of the supply chain and it is important that all voices are heard on the Board. As we represent all of the air cargo supply chain, it is great to have such a high profile GSSA on board.”
Schmoll says: “Thanks to the remarkable work undertaken by TIACA, led by Sebastiaan Scholte [TIACA Chairman], Steven Polmans [TIACA Vice Chairman] and Vladimir Zubkov [TIACA Secretary General], our practices are being modernized and air freight is becoming more appealing.
“As such, it is a real honour for me to have been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors, with whom I share the desire to bring efficiency, modernisation and unity to the industry.”
His appointment comes as preparations continue for TIACA’s Executive Summit, which takes place in Budapest, Hungary on 19-21 November.