The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced the appointment of four new members to serve on the board of directors.

The four new board members include Liana Coyne, Coyne Airways; Bob Chi, SATS Ltd; Manuel Galindo, WebCargo; and Hendrik Leyssens, Swissport.

Liana Coyne is the Chief Operating Officer of Coyne Airways which is the pioneering non-asset based cargo airline specialising in scheduled and chartered lift to niche destinations including Armenia, Georgia, Iraq, Afghanistan and around the Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa.

Manuel Galindo is the Co-founder of WebCargo which digitises freight sales, pricing, and booking for thousands of logistics providers and carriers around the world.

Bob Chi is the Chief Operating Officer, Gateway Services of SATS which is a ground handling operation that covers all Gateway Services operational units, covering cargo handling, passenger services, baggage and ramp handling as well as security services.

Hendrik Leyssens is the VP for Global Cargo Operations of Swissport International- a global airport ground services and air cargo handler.

“The last year has shown the world the value of the entire air cargo supply chain and what can be achieved when organisations collaborate effectively with a common purpose. TIACA is the only global association that encompasses the entire supply chain within its membership and we are proud to have such a representative board steering the association in tackling the critical issues the industry faces,” stated Steven Polmans, TIACA Chairman.

“As part of TIACA’s Transformation Program, we found it imperative that our board represents the entire supply chain and we are working to ensure that this mandate is fulfiled. These new board members fill roles within our board that have been underrepresented in the past. We look forward to the insight and expertise each of these industry leaders will bring to the table. Whilst our work to diversify our board is far from over, we feel we have made a solid start,” Polmans continued.


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