MIAMI, FLORIDA: November 16, 2016. Vladimir Zubkov will replace Doug Brittin as TIACA's secretary-general at the end of this year. He will formally take over as secretary general in January, while Brittin remains in an advisory capacity during the handover.
A former vice president of the Volga-Dnepr Group, Zubkov has spent over 40 years working in the air transport industry, including director of ICAO's Air Transport Bureau and its Planning and Global Coordination committee.
Starting his career at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, he worked for Aeroflot for 10 years and since 2011 has been a member of the TIACA Board and is currently the chairman of the Industry Affairs Committee, member of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group, and IATA's Industry Affairs Committee.
Zubkov said he was "honored to be leading the only organization that represents all parts of the air cargo supply chain," and added: "Building on Doug's successes with the regulators and key international organizations, we will continue to work closely together with ICAO, IATA, the World Customs Organization, freight forwarder organizations, Airports Council International (ACI), and all other partners, to ensure that the new regulations are implemented in a uniform way across the industry."
TIACA has plans to extend its presence in areas where it is currently under-represented such as the Far and the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa.
"Vladimir's wealth of experience in both the private and regulatory sectors will prove invaluable to TIACA, whose mission is to bring the entire global air cargo community together," said TIACA chairman Sanjiv Edward.