Van Der Stichele switches to Air Partner

By Damian Brett

Pierre Van Der Stichele. Source: Air Partner

Pierre Van Der Stichele has moved to charter broker Air Partner from rival Chapman Freeborn to head up the firm’s cargo business.

Van Der Stichele, who worked for Chapman Freeborn for 19 years, most recently as group director of cargo, will take up the role of vice president of the global freight division at Air Partner.

He is responsible for “bolstering and expanding the freight business across all Air Partner locations, by continuing to hire key talent and target specific market sectors after an exceptionally busy year in 2021”.  

Air Partner added: “Pierre has arranged a variety of complex global cargo charters, air bridge for humanitarian missions and provided support for the industrial and military sectors.

“His knowledge of the aviation industry is built upon a career with time spent at Evergeen International Airlines, Antonov Airline, Southern Air Transport Inc and Northwest Airlines.”

Van Der Stichele added: “I am delighted to be joining the Air Partner team. The Freight division has had an unprecedented past two years, and the industry as a whole has felt the knock-on effects of the pandemic.

“I look forward to assisting in the global freight team’s continued successes following on from the team’s expert management of emergency vaccine and PPE deliveries. I’m confident we will continue to grow and serve our customers in 2022.”  

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