Pharma.Aero has appointed Frank Van Gelder to the role of secretary general, who has held a number of senior management positions in the air cargo industry, specifically in pharmaceuticals and perishables.
Van Gelder has served in different boards and presented on different international conferences, and is active on an extended international level within global healthcare R&D.
He has served as an expert in the development of business projects, educational training programmes, research programmes and management of acute time critical processes and logistics in the medical and pharmaceutical field.
Supply chain improvement and innovative approaches towards time and temperature critical commodities through cross sectional industry exchanges underline his vision, and Van Gelder was an early believer of airport community approaches and the CEIV training programme.
Van Gelder says: “The dynamism and support we see from many different
stakeholders, strengthen the believe we can really make a difference in the supply chain of life science products in airfreight.
“We can only do this if we all speak the same language, in which Pharma.Aero already fulfills the crucial role of a reliable facilitator to all our partners and members of today and tomorrow.”
Pharma.Aero chairman, Nathan De Valck says: “Over the past year we have
expanded our Pharma.Aero global network, created awareness in our industry and
facilitated the collaboration among the members.
With the appointment of the Secretary General, Pharma.Aero is gearing up to further develop into a unique platform for cross industry collaboration.”