Scholte takes up lead TIACA role

27 / 10 / 2017

  • L-R: TIACA's Sebastiaan Scholte and Sanjiv Edward

The new chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), Sebastiaan Scholte, has taken up his position at the head of the airfreight industry trade body.

So too has TIACA’s new vice chairman, Steven Polmans.

Polmans is head of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company (BAC), while Scholte is chief executive of Netherlands-based Jan de Rijk Logistics.

Scholte, who had been TIACA’s vice chairman over the past two and a half years, took over in the lead role from Sanjiv Edward, head of cargo business at Delhi International Airport.

“TIACA is, and will be, the only organisation covering the whole air cargo supply chain, and in order to stay and become more relevant we will now work on becoming more agile and engaging more with our membership base,” Scholte promised.

“There is a need for more transparency and visibility across the supply chain and TIACA can play a role in facilitating this.

“In addition, we must ensure we are motivating the next generation of air cargo leaders and you can expect to see TIACA putting an emphasis on training and encouraging young people to join the industry.

“We can collectively truly make this industry better,” he asserted.

Vice chairman Polmans, added: “Collaboration and co-operation between all parties in the air cargo supply chain is the only way forward to solve many of today’s issues.

“TIACA is the only organisation representing all of those different players, and we are the natural platform to facilitate genuine collaboration and work towards a more innovative and quality-driven industry.”