Vertannes joins e-Cargoware as non-executive chairman

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Cargo management company – e-Cargoware – has appointed former IATA head of cargo, Des Vertannes as its non-executive chairman of the board.

e-Cargoware’s cloud-based platform is used by ground handlers, GSAs and airlines to manage their sales, operations and management of cargo.

Vertannes says: “Over a period, e-Cargoware as built a niche of its own in the airfreight industry as a provider of simple, easy to use and cost-effective cargo management platform on the cloud.

“I am looking forward to working with the team and help them realise their of vision of transforming the air cargo community by eliminating inefficiency through paperless freight.”

Vertannes held a number of senior industry roles before leaving IATA in 2014, including CEO at Air Menzies international, head of cargo at Gulf Air and then Etihad Airways. He was  also inducted to TIACA Hall of Fame last month.

e-Cargoware senior director, Arun Singh says: “Having known Des personally for many years and having convinced him to join our team, I am excited to work with him and make a significant difference to our industry that’s going through a transformation with the likes of Amazons and Alibaba’s challenging our assumptions.”