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Page 26 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEB-MARCH 2016 people on the move Lars Droog Clayton Noble Frank Newman Alexander Arafa Droog takes TIACA role lars droog of Tosoh Corporation will chair a new Shippers’ Advisory Committee for The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The group will complement TIA- CA’s other committees and review all elements of the supply chain in order to make improvements. Droog holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Amster- dam University of Applied Sciences (Economics & Management) and has almost two decades of experience in the aviation sector, including senior management roles with Polar Air Cargo, Schreiner Aviation Group and Asiana Airlines. He is also vice chairman of EVO’s Airfreight and Express Council, a committee of the Dutch Shippers’ Council. “Shipper feedback is paramount in any effort to improve the air freight supply chain, said Sanjiv Edward, TIA- CA chairman. “The Shippers’ Advisory Committee was set up to act as a bridge, under- standing the shippers” requirements and taking them back to the players in the air freight supply chain, for cre- ating effective and quality solutions,” said Edward. Droog will be leading a panel debate on shipper issues at TIACA’s Executive Summit themed “Air Cargo Challenges from the Shipper’s Point of View”. The Executive Summit runs 24 – 26 May 2016 at the Margaritaville Resort, Hollywood Beach, near Miami, USA. # bram gräber, head of cargo at Air France KLM Cargo is leaving June 01 to take up a position at marine services company Royal Boskalis Westminster. His successor will be announced soon. Emirates splits US into three regions # Ceva Logistics has announced the appointment of Clayton noble as the new managing director of its Australia and New Zealand operations. Noble joins Ceva from Fuji Xerox Aus- tralia, where as chief operations officer he was responsible for running the busi- ness’s operational functions, including supply chain, customer support, man- aged services, professional services and business outsourcing services. He also has experience in senior executive posi- tions leading supply chain and logistics functions with organisations, including Dell (Asia Pacific and Japan), BAX Global and the Coles Myer Group. Noble replaces Casey fisher, who is returning to the United States of Amer- ica to become Ceva’s executive vice president Business Development of North American operations. # frank newman, managing director of FedEx Services, has been appointed to the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board of directors. Newman has more than 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry, including senior roles with McDonnell Douglas. Based at the FedEx headquarters in Memphis, USA, he currently manages sales activities for the company’s air- line and aerospace customer segment. Newman takes over from Sarah Prosser, managing director – Legal Counsel at FedEx, who is stepping down after six years on the Board. Newman will be taking part in a panel at TIACA’s 2016 Air Cargo Forum which will look at e-business challeng- es. # Alexander Arafa, currently head of cabin crew at Swiss, has been appoint- ed head of Global Area Management at Swiss WorldCargo. He will assume his new duties on 01 June. He succeeds Ashwin bhat, who be- came head of Cargo last October. In his new capacity Arafa will be in overall charge of the world-wide sales of Swiss WorldCargo products and services. Arafa (55) is a German/Egyptian dual national who began his airline career in Hamburg as an accounting analyst with Northwest Airlines some 33 years ago. He went on to hold sales positions with Olympic Airways and American Airlines before joining Lufthansa in 1993. At the end of 1999 he joined Swissair as head of Sales Europe.