AIR freight industry veteran Jacques Ancher was inducted into The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) Hall of Fame at TIACA's recent executive summit in Istanbul.
Mr Ancher is the 49th air cargo executive to be awarded the honour by TIACA's chairman's council, based on nominations from the industry.
TIACA past chairmen and current board members joined over 180 guests at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul on Thursday April 24 to welcome Mr Ancher to the Hall of Fame.
Michael Steen, chairman of TIACA's Chairman's Council called Mr Ancher a "true business innovator, unafraid of taking risks to demonstrate the need for change if cargo was to remain relevant to scheduled passenger airlines".
Mr Anchers' career spanned 40 years with Dutch flag carrier KLM, with over 17 years devoted to air cargo. He was executive vice-president of KLM Cargo from 1990 until his retirement in January 2001.
More than 200 delegates from 25 countries, including regulatory officials from the European Union, the US and the World Customs Organisation (WCO), registered for the AGM.
Then they took part in two days of workshops covering topics from advance data filing to e-commerce, led by over 40 industry experts representing all sectors of the air freight supply chain.
Source : HKSG.