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AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • August-September, 2018 • Page 27 people on the move CLA announces management changes BRITAIN-based all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) has made several new appointments to its executive and management teams to support its growth as it prepares to take delivery of its next Boeing 747 freighter in October. Frank De Jong joins as chief operations officer, replacing Sten Rossby who has left the company. With a background in Air France/KLM Cargo, De Jong previously held a number of ex- ecutive roles with Martinair. Prior to taking up his new post, he was director Product Development at CargoLogicManagement, a management consulting compa- ny serving the international cargo airlines of Volga-Dnepr Group and its strategic partners. At CLA, De Jong assumes responsibility for Flight, Ground and Technical operations, reporting to David Kerr, chief executive. Kerr has also confirmed three other senior appointments: Fred- die Overton joins CargoLogic- Air’s commercial team from IAG Cargo as regional director for Europe and Americas, Sean Pettit has joined the company as head of Financial Control and Sarah Owen has been promoted to the role of head of CLA’s Operations Control Centre, based at Car- goLogicAir’s new headquarters Hakan Bicil Frank De Jong Christian Scherer Matthew Brown Jessica Tyler in Stockley Park near London Heathrow Airport. # Hakan Bicil has taken up his new post as chief executive of Imperial Logistics Internation- al, the international division of Johannesburg-based Imperial Logistics. Reporting to Imperial Logis- tics Group chief executive Marius Swanepoel, Bicil is charged with accelerating the development of the Group’s international business which currently accounts for some 40 per cent of Imperial Logistics’ total revenue, with a turnover of €1.6 billion. Bicil joins ILI from Ceva Logis- tics, where he was chief com- mercial officer responsible for global sales. # Airbus SE has appointed Christian Scherer, 56, chief commercial officer, replacing Eric Schulz, who is leaving the company for personal reasons. Scherer will start his new as- signment with immediate effect reporting to Tom Enders, ceo Airbus. # Matthew Brown has been appointed chief financial officer (cfo) for Seko Logistics replac- ing Dan Sarna who has retired. Brown brings to the role over 25 years’ experience in inter- national business and financial management and is based at Seko’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, reporting to president and ceo, James Gagne. Prior to joining Seko, Brown served as president and cfo of technology company Suzohapp and was formerly cfo of Sae Towers in the power transmission industry. # Ceva Logistics has appointed Laurent Binetti as its chief com- mercial officer. After starting his career in the retail industry, Binetti subsequent- ly spent 20 + years with Dell, where he held several senior commercial positions in Switzerland and the UK with an EMEA scope. Lately, he has led several start-up initiatives, help- ing young entrepreneurs to struc- ture their go-to-market strategies. He holds an MBA from the Universi- ty of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Binetti will be based at the Ceva Logistics head office in Baar, Switzerland and will be part of the executive Board. # Jessica Tyler has been promot- ed to vice president, Strategy and Development, American Airlines Cargo. Her organisation will focus on the future, specifically how the car- rier plans and invests in the right technology, products, partnerships and ways of doing business with customers. Tyler joined American Airlines in 2012, where she led the team that merged the cargo divisions of US Airways and American Airlines. Prior to her role at American, she was a global practice leader at Gallup, Inc. She holds a doctoral degree and MBA from Texas Chris- tian University (TCU) and a degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University.