Swiss WorldCargo’s top cargo executive, Oliver Evans, has been elected to serve as chairman of The International Air Cargo Association, replacing Michael Steen, chief commercial officer of Atlas Air Worldwide.
Enno Osinga, the cargo head at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, will join Evans as his vice chairman. The appointments come with a two-year term.
The two were elected during TIACA's annual general meeting, held prior to the agency's executive summit in Dallas.
Evans, who has been in his current position with Swiss since 2005, has served as vice chairman for the past two years. Osigna became senior vice president of cargo at Schiphol in 2006.
“Under the leadership of Michael Steen, (TIACA) has gone from strength to strength, and we are having very fruitful and open discussions with all partners in the industry, including FIATA, IATA, Cargo 2000 and the Global Shippers’ Forum as well as with regulators and ICAO,” Evans said in a statement. “My fervent wish is that we will together accelerate all common initiatives, while ensuring that whatever can be solved by any association on its own is handled accordingly, thereby ensuring focus and minimal bureaucracy.” - Jon Ross