Turhan Özen, serving as Chief Cargo Officer at the global brand Turkish Airlines, was elected to the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Committee, the joint voice of the industry that aims to enhance the air cargo profile with intensive efforts towards the global standards. Having a vast amount of knowledge about Balkan countries, the Middle East and Africa region, as well as the surrounding regions of Turkey, Özen has been leading Turkish Cargo, the fastest growing global air cargo brand, flawlessly since 2016.

    Leading the upswing trend of Turkish Cargo, which will have the capacity to handle 4 million tons of cargo on an annual basis at its new mega cargo facility equipped with the state-of-the-art technology at Istanbul Airport, Özen said: "Effective leadership is required to handle the customers' constantly diversifying demands accurately across the air cargo industry. I truly believe that my new membership duty of the TIACA committee will reinforce this leadership, and provide a positive contribution to development of the international air cargo industry."

    Sebastiaan Scholte, Chairman of TIACA and CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, said: “Following the stunning Istanbul Airport, Turkey has become a mega hub for air transportation between Europe and Asia. All steps taken and experiences gone through by Özen for completion of this giant project will be invaluable for TIACA committee and its members."

    Equipped with an experience of nearly 20 years, Özen continues to be an important impulse and driver for Turkish Cargo, which aims to be one of the top 5 global air cargo brands by 2023 and keeping its upswing trend, to achieve its targets.