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Chapman Freeborn Unveils New Senior Management Structure

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Pierre van der Stichele to the newly-created role of group cargo operations director as one of a number of senior level promotions. Mr. Van der Stichele, who starts his new role with immediate effect, joins group cargo and OBC sales director Reto Hunziker in heading up Chapman Freeborn’s cargo product on a global basis.

Mr. Hunziker said: “We’re delighted to welcome Pierre to the senior management team and I look forward to working alongside him. He is highly respected across the industry and has made a significant contribution to the success of Chapman Freeborn over the last decade. We look forward to seeing him succeed in his new group role.”

Mr. Van der Stichele added: “I’m looking forward to working with Reto and the rest of the management team in helping to shape Chapman Freeborn’s future direction. Our cargo teams around the world continue to go from strength to strength and we’re very excited by the future prospects.”

Mr. Van der Stichele’s promotion follows the appointment of Philip Mathews as chief commercial officer earlier this month. Mr. Mathews took up the newly-created position on November 1 and joined Chapman Freeborn’s executive committee: chief executive Russi Batliwala, chief operating officer Shahe Ouzounian, executive director Peter Joarder, chief financial officer Alan Jordan, and chief legal officer Fabio Mazzocchetti.

Mr. Hunziker says: “Following a particularly strong performance in the third quarter, we’ve seen several of our global offices exceed their annual targets already – including our two largest operations in Germany and the UK. It’s also been very positive to see our teams achieving success in developing markets like Africa – where business is up over 60 percent on 2015 figures. Elsewhere, our hand-carry division Chapman Freeborn OBC has just enjoyed its busiest month on record, and our animal transport subsidiary Intradco Global continues to deliver excellent results. As a group we’re excited about the prospect of building on this momentum in 2017.”