Air cargo industry association Pharma.Aero has established an advisory board to work alongside its board of directors in an effort to “stay at the forefront of pharma air transportation”.
The non-profit organisation has appointed four industry experts to represent different segments of the air cargo supply chain: airlines, airports, freight forwarders and ground handlers.
The newly-appointed advisory board members are: AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ global healthcare director Yulia Celetaria; BDP International’s director of sales EMEA, life science and healthcare Simona Ravera; Cargo Service Center India’s group chairman Tushar Jani; and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s vice president, airline relations and cargo business development Milton De La Paz.
“The aim of forming the advisory board is to maintain a balanced voice from our members, who represent all segments across the pharma air cargo supply chain,” said Pharma.Aero’s chairman Nathan De Valck. “The advisory board will help the organisation keep a 360° view on industry trends and supply chain innovation related to pharma and life sciences.”
The four advisors will work alongside Pharma.Aero’s board of directors and will take part in regular meetings to discuss project priorities and new initiatives. Each member’s term is one year, and each position is re-opened to all full members on a yearly basis.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ global healthcare director Yulia Celetaria said: “With collaboration being one of the main driving forces to advance in logistics sector, Pharma.Aero has moved in the right direction by bringing together all the healthcare stakeholders.
“The advisory board will be an excellent platform to connect, to share insights and, most importantly, to be heard with respective actions taken afterward aimed at the enhancement of pharma logistics.”