Name: Joana Isabel Duarte Nunes Coelho, Portuguese citizen. She is the current “Presidente Executiva” of APAT, Portugal’s FIATA Association member. She has been nominated by FIATA to become the Governance Manager of the IATA FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP)
The IATA FIATA Governance Board (IFGB) will appoint the Governance Manager, who will work as Secretary of the IFGB, coordinate meetings, prepare the agendas generally ensure compliance with IFGB Terms of Reference. The Governance Manager will also have accountability as to industry projects and initiatives as agreed and assigned by the IFGB and will manage the Regional Joint Council meetings.
Mr Rudi Sagel, Chairman of AFI, the Airfreight Institute of FIATA, said: “I am delighted that Joana accepted the nomination knowing this is demanding work. She is young, qualified and full of good intentions, I am happy with her background and I wish her all possible success in her endeavour. AFI will help her achieve complete success. FIATA’s Presidency has backed this nomination and I am sure IFACP delegates will help her in achieving the objectives of partnership, mutual benefits and performance of today’s forwarder – airline relationship.”
Hans Günther Kersten, Director General
FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926. It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.
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