November 26, 2019: The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has named Stephane Graber as the new director general, who will take charge in Geneva on January 1, 2020.

“Stephane 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 FIATA president Basil Pietersen.

With the decision taken by the FIATA members at its general meeting on October 5 to move its headquarters from Switzerland to Geneva in 2020, Graber will head the initiative to work more closely with international governmental and non-governmental organisations linked to trade and logistics. He will also refocus and realign FIATA’s management team in meeting that objective and will increase its presence in the international trade environment.

FIATA was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31, 1926. The non-governmental organisation represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries.

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