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FIATA Appoints New Director General

FIATA President Mr. Basil Pietersen today announced the appointment of its new Director General.

“After an extensive recruitment process, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr Stéphane Graber as the new Director General of FIATA who will take up his role in Geneva on 1 January 2020.”

With the decision taken by FIATA by members at its General Meeting on 5 October to move its headquarters to Geneva in 2020 the new Director General will head up the initiative for FIATA to more closely align itself with international governmental and non-governmental organizations linked to international trade and trade logistics.  The Director General will also refocus and realign FIATA’s management team in meeting that objective and will increase FIATA’s presence in the international trade environment.

“Stéphane brings to FIATA a strong background in information technology, training and development and finance.  As a previous Secretary General in a not for profit non-governmental body involved in commodity trading and shipping based in Geneva, he has that in-depth understanding of international logistics and the movement of goods across borders “said Mr Pietersen.

In its rebuilding for the future, not only in its work with external bodies, FIATA will reinvigorate its interface with its National Association and Individual Members who form the backbone of the organization.

Dr. Graber succeeds Stephen Morris who has held the interim position of FIATA Director General for past number of months. IIFA wishes Dr. Graber all the best with his new position.

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