ESC Chairman joins TIACA Board of Directors
Denis Choumert, Chairman of the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), has been appointed to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board of Directors.
Choumert has held high-level operational roles in engineering and project management, as well as procurement, transport and logistics with both the Technip and Italcementi Groups in a career spanning over two decades. He was appointed ESC Chairman in 2012 and holds director level appointments on several other Transport Associations.
“As chairman of the ESC, which represents European Shippers’ interests but also works actively with Asian and American Shippers’ associations within the Global Shippers Alliance, I am honoured to be able to join TIACA’s Board,” said Choumert. “Representing the end customers of the air freight industry, I am committed to working with all partners to make air freight more attractive to my constituents as well as more efficient, safer, and more environmentally friendly.”
Choumert joins the Board just three months after TIACA formed a Shippers’ Advisory Council, giving shippers from a cross-section of industries a forum to raise concerns and discuss challenges with all sectors of the air cargo community. He is a graduate in Engineering of the Polytechnique School in Paris and also has an MBA from INSEAD Business School.
Choumert has been chairman of AUTF, the French Shippers’ Association, since 2005 and was also a Board Director of Ports de Paris and Réseau Ferré de France (the French Rail Network). He is a Board Director for Voies Navigables de France (the French waterways) and AFTRAL (professional training). “TIACA is committed to representing all sectors of the air cargo industry and we believe it is vital to have a shipper voice on our Board of Directors,” said Sanjiv Edward, TIACA Chairman.
Choumert will be taking part in a panel discussion on Multimodal Opportunities and Challenges in Europe, chaired by TIACA’s ex Vice Chairman Enno Osinga at the Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Paris, France this October. The panel is part of three days of panels and workshops from October the 26th to 28th at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, focusing on issues including Disruptive Innovation, the new EU Customs Code and e-freight. Shippers including Chanel, TOSOH Corporation, and Sodexi are amongst the panelists.
The ACF will bring together thousands of airfreight decision makers to visit exhibitors from across the global air cargo supply chain. Exhibitors include United Airlines, Brussels Airport, and Chapman Freeborn, as well as Emirates SkyCargo, Heavyweight Air Express and Forward Air, amongst others. The European Shippers’ Council will be hosting an Air Cargo Summit during the ACF, bringing together airlines, forwarders, and shippers for a frank discussion on how to improve the industry. Registration for the event is now open.