The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has underlined its commitment to representing the widest range of stakeholders in the air cargo industry by welcoming two new members from Europe and Asia to its Board of Directors, representing independent freight forwarders and transport and distribution.
David Yokeum is President & CEO of WCA, the world’s largest network of independent freight forwarders with over 5,110 member offices in 190 countries. He founded WCA in 1998 as the world’s first worldwide non-exclusive neutrally-owned network and, today, WCA is managed and operated to benefit every member company. David is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Sebastiaan Scholte is CEO of Netherlands-based Jan de Rijk Logistics, a leading provider of transportation and distribution services that operates a diversified fleet of 700 vehicles across Europe and has 25 offices in 15 countries. It also provides warehousing services, intermodal solutions and retail distribution. Prior to joining Jan de Rijk Logistics, he worked for AeroMex in Mexico and Europe and Cargolux in Latin America and Europe. Sebastiaan is also Chairman of the Cool Chain Association. Oliver Evans, Chairman of TIACA, said: “We are excited that David and Sebastiaan have agreed to join our Board and to contribute their experience and insights to our efforts to represent the industry and lead change. Both of them are highly-respected leaders and will add richness and diversity to our group, both in their persons and in their companies.
David will give us an important insight into the issues facing independent freight forwarders globally and also a strong viewpoint on what in needed in emerging markets all around the world. Sebastiaan will bring a European perspective and extend our understanding of ground distribution and logistics in this vast market. Sebastiaan’s leadership of the CCA also strengthens our commitment to working with all other associations in our industry, and in particular in the vibrant cool chain and pharmaceutical sector. The TIACA Board has two remaining vacancies and we will be making further appointments in due course to support the growing work of the Association. It is our aim to ensure that with these appointments we will further broaden the scope and the geographical representation in the Board.”
TIACA’s Board of Directors also includes top executives from Swiss International Air Lines, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Agility Logistics, Delta Airlines, Delhi International Airport, DHL Express, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Air Cargo World, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, Worldwide Flight Services, UPS Airlines, FedEx Express and Panalpina.