Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer of Swiss WorldCargo, and Enno Osinga, Senior Vice President Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, have been elected as the new Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
They were formally elected at the Association’s AGM, which took place following its 2013 Executive Summit in Dallas, hosted by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Oliver and Enno will serve in the roles of Chairman and Vice Chairman for a two-year term.
Oliver, who has held the post of Vice Chairman for the last two years, succeeds Michael Steen, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc., who took over as TIACA Chairman in 2010.
Commenting on his new role, Oliver said: “It is a great honor and pleasure for me to have been asked to lead TIACA and serve our membership and the air cargo industry. Under the leadership of Michael Steen, the Association 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. 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.”
Enno Osinga added: “TIACA is playing a key role in bringing all parts of the air cargo business together, and shaping the future for our industry. The Executive Summit in Dallas was one of the most dynamic meetings I have attended, with positive and constructive discussions on a variety of subjects affecting us all. As a Board member, I have been privileged to assist the development of TIACA in recent years. In my new role, I look forward to continuing building bridges within our industry."
Profile: Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer, Swiss WorldCargo
Oliver was appointed to his present role in April 2005 and his responsibilities include full accountability for the cargo and mail business of Swiss International Air Lines, operating under the banner Swiss WorldCargo. He is a Member of the Extended Management Board of Swiss International Air Lines and Member of the Group Executive Committee of the Lufthansa Cargo Group.
He joined SWISS in 2002 and prior to taking up his current role was Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Member of the Management Board, with responsibility for passenger sales and marketing worldwide. He previously worked for BAX Global, a leading international logistics service provider (from March 2001 until end 2002) and for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from 1987 to 2001, occupying various senior cargo management functions in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany and, from 1997, the Netherlands. Prior to KLM, Mr. Evans worked for Ocean Transport and Trading of Liverpool.
Profile: Enno Osinga, Senior Vice President Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Enno has a distinguished career in aviation and logistics. He joined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 1978 and over a period of 20 years worked in senior management positions in the Netherlands and abroad. He then moved to DHL Express as Managing Director for the Netherlands and was later invited to become a member of the European Board of DHL Express. During that period he was also Vice Chairman of Transport and Logistics The Netherlands, the employers’ organization for the transport industry.
In 2005 he joined Client Logic as interim CEO Continental Europe in charge of the rationalization of the European business before moving to Schiphol Group in 2006 as Senior Vice President Cargo, responsible for the implementation of the long-term cargo strategy of the airport through which Schiphol will safeguard its position as a leading Mainport for the logistics industry.