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FIATA Seeks New Director General

12 April 2019 - Zurich, Switzerland - “I am announcing today, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is seeking a new Director General with a proposed placement in Geneva to lead its Secretariat and interface with its members in the international freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain management community “said FIATA President Babar Badat.

In seeking a new Director-General, the FIATA President acknowledged the work of its outgoing Director General Hans Guenther Kersten. He commented that FIATA as the world’s largest non-governmental organization in the field of freight transportation and logistics remains committed to excellence in service to its Association Members and ensuring that FIATA’s Individual Members receive the benefit of strong brand recognition and the continued recognition of FIATA by governmental and non-governmental bodies in international trade.

He advised that FIATA will be communicating with its Association Members regarding the vacancy and the credentials required for interested individuals applying for the position. Details will be posted on the FIATA Website as to the appointed employment agency. As well the position will be advertised in a widely circulated international trade journal.

“The changing face of global trade and emerging trends in e-commerce, will be high on the agenda for the new Director General. For a person wishing to be at the cutting edge of international trade and logistics this role at FIATA will be that challenge” he stated.

Details as to the Replacement Agency are as follows:

Badenoch & Clark

Bleicherweg 7

8002 Zurich

+41 (0)58 233 35 00


[email protected]andclark.ch

[email protected]

Application link for the Director General role:



Application should only be send to Badenoch & Clark.

Not to the FIATA Secretariat. 



Media Contact:

Stephen Morris, Acting Director General

Email: [email protected]




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.

For further information, please go to: www.fiata.com

Glattbrugg, 12 April 2019

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