FIATA appoints Erkeskin as president

Turgut Erkeskin. Photo: FIATA

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has appointed Turgut Erkeskin as president.

Erkeskin, who has been president and chief executive of Istanbul-headquartered Genel Transport for over 35 years was formerly the senior vice president of FIATA.

He was also the president of Turkish NGO International Transportation and Logistics Service Providers Association (UTİKAD) for over 10 years, until November 2021.

Erkeskin was elected at the 2023 FIATA Electoral General Meeting during the 2023 FIATA World Congress.

He takes the place of outgoing president Ivan Petrov, who is mirector of

“FIATA stands stronger than ever, driven by an unconditional commitment to values which define our purpose: excellence, collaboration, innovation, inclusion, responsibility. Today we announce a new strategic vision, with which we will empower the entire logistics sector. We believe in the power of transformation, and this power will come from within us,” said Erkeskin.

He continued: “Our global presence is immense, with a huge potential to shape the logistics industry. Together we can harness our resources and expertise to make a more interconnected supply chain. Streamlined processes and enhanced transparency are essential, in a future where logistics is the driving force behind global trade, economic development and sustainability.”

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