Delhi’s Edward and Scholte of Jan de Rijk to lead TIACA
12 / 05 / 2015
Sanjiv Edward, head of cargo business at Delhi International Airport, has been named as the next chairman of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), with Sebastiaan Scholte, chief executive of Jan de Rijk Logistics, named vice chairman.
The pair will formally take over this month from Oliver Evans and Enno Osinga at TIACA’s annual general meeting in Miami on May 21.
“I am delighted to be taking up this position. TIACA has a rich history and bright future, contributing to the global cargo industry," said Edward.
"Together with Sebastiaan, I am looking forward to working closely with an experienced Board and a valuable membership base."
Edward has worked in the aviation industry for over 18 years, including more than a decade with British Airways.
He completed his executive management studies from the Oxford Brookes University and also served as a member of the high level Working Group constituted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India to formulate the Air Cargo Policy for India.
He is one of the founding members of the Air Cargo Forum India and heads its Innovation Group.
Scholte has worked in the airfreight industry for over 18 years, including with Aeromexico where he was VP Sales.
He held senior management roles with Cargolux for eight years from 2002, and took over as chief executive at Jan de Rijk Logistics in 2010. He holds a global executive MBA from the IESE Business School and is also chairman of the Cool Chain Association.
“I am thrilled to be taking this new position and to be working with Sanjiv and the rest of the TIACA board as well as all of the members,” said Scholte.
“TIACA has a vital role to play representing all sectors of the air cargo supply chain at a time when cooperation is more crucial than ever.
“We would like to take this opportunity of thanking Oliver and Enno for their energy and dedication to TIACA and for their contribution to the air cargo industry."
TIACA is governed by its trustee members who elect the board of directors to manage the association’s affairs and establish its policy. The chairman and vice chairman are elected by the board for two year terms.