Turkish appoints Turhan Özen as chief cargo officer

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Turkish Airlines has appointed Turhan Özen as its new chief cargo officer – he joined the carrier in December 2016.

He started his career in 1991 at IVECO, where he worked in sales, marketing, and logistics management positions before moving on in 2000 to TNT Logistics, where he moved up to operations director.

Özen took on the same key role at freight forwarder CEVA Logistics in 2007, and he then became deputy managing director of commercial at CEVA in 2011.

Between 2013 and 2015, he was CEVA’s Balkans-Middle East and Africa region business development and sales vice president. Özen then took on the role of CEVA’s global health sector president and was Middle East and North Africa region managing director for CEVA since the start of 2016 – his last position before joining Turkish.