the CCA

CCA is a non-profit organisation bringing together all parts of the temperature-sensitive supply chain to create an impact with visible and measurable results both for companies and for society.

Our aim is to reduce wastage and improve the quality, efficiency, and value of the temperature-sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical and horizontal collaboration, education, and innovation amongst members and stakeholders.

We are a community for temperature-sensitive supply chain professionals, providing thought leadership, networking, and providing possible solutions to complex industry-related problems.

Board of

Stavros Evangelakakis
Stavros Evangelakakis
CCA Chairman of the Board
Head of Global Healthcare, Cargolux

Stavros is one of the first members who joined the CCA in 2003.

Stavros Evangelakakis began working for Cargolux in 1989, working in various positions including reservations, sales, marketing, and corporate marketing, before returning to sales. He is heavily involved in promoting the Cargolux name and transporting temperature-sensitive commodities together with the specially set up internal team “Keep Cool”.

Stavros’ goal is to promote awareness of how to transport temperature-sensitive goods in the supply chain, particularly in the Pharma sector of the air cargo supply chain.

Nicola Caristo
CCA Secretary General
Senior Quality Manager, SkyCell AG

Nicola has worked in the air cargo industry for over 20 years, and has been involved in many different areas, roles, and projects within ground handling activities.

After ten years in Cargo Operations, Nicola became Quality & Risk Manager and then Security TAPA Asset Protection Project Manager.

When IATA developed and launched CEIV Pharma and CEIV Fresh standards, Nicola was chosen to be the group coordinator for both certifications and business development activities for all related products as Pharma & Special Products Development Manager in Alha Group.

In 2020 Nicola became Airline Partner Manager at SkyCell AG.

Vijan Chetty
CCA Treasurer
General Manager, PPECB

Vijan Chetty is the current General Manager of the Coastal Division within the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB). He has fulfilled various roles within the PPECB since he joined in 1998.

His current responsibilities include the management of product quality inspections, cold chain services, protocols and standards for cold chain, export certification, phytosanitary certification and research and innovation.

He is a member of several forums and advisory boards within South Africa. Vijan was part of a South African delegation responsible for the bench marking of refrigerated trucks within Germany and France, inspections of tablet technology within Netherlands and reviewing the perishable logistical value chain within ports activities within Spain.

Chiara Venuti
CCA Board Member
Vice President, Marken

Chiara is Vice president, Global Drug Distribution Marken, a logistics company with a specialism in biopharma and thelife sciences industry. She has has over 15 years of successful experience in the contract logistics and healthcare supply chain industry. Chiara is an acknowledged specialist in implementing end-to-end supply chain solutions for global vaccine businesses.

Natalie Niers
CCA Board Member
COO, Validaide

Natalie is COO at Validaide, a SaaS platform for digital risk management of global pharma distribution networks. She has spent over 20 years in supply chain, including over a decade of experience in the Food and FMCG industries, including at Ahold and Nike, where she was responsible for European retail planning and distribution. She is currently COO at Validaide, where she started 5 years ago and is responsible for internal operations and organizing the platform’s implementation at global pharmaceutical manufacturers, global forwarders and other customers.

Ian Buck
CCA Board Member
Head of Business Development , AEROTUF

Ian is Head of Business Development for AEROTUF, a manufacturer of ULDs with a specialism in temperature-controlled containers. He has over 20 years’ experience of working in packaging in the cool supply chain, including at Thermosafe and at SCA Cool Logistics.

Gerton Hulsman
Gerton Hulsman
CCA Board Member
Founder and Commercial Director, Energy in Process GmbH

Gerton is a Dutch national with 35 years of experience in the air cargo industry. He worked for KLM Cargo at various places in the world and gathered experience in perishable and pharmaceutical logistics before changing to the airport cargo handling sector. 

Gerton was the Managing Director of Dusseldorf Airport Cargo for 12 years, a 100% subsidiary of Dusseldorf Airport. One of their main focuses is to offer first class pharmaceutical handling for a myriad of manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in the State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW). 

Since his retirement from Dusseldorf Airport in 2020, Gerton founded Energy in Process GmbH, where he consults for the air cargo community.

Edwin Kalischnig
Edwin Kalischnig
Honorary Board Member
CEO, Xtreme Technologies B.V.

Edwin is passionate about using innovation to deliver business value and in these roles, he combines Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions with components like RFID, Sensors, Cloud, “Big Data”, Blockchain, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Machine Learning, AR (Augmented Reality) and other emerging technologies, to help improve customers’ key business processes.

One of his key focus areas for advanced IoT Solutions is Cool Chain Logistics, where “Identification”, “Location” and “Condition” are of paramount importance. Cool Chain, or Temperature-Sensitive Supply Chain, refers to the subset of the total supply chain involving production, storage and distribution of products that require some level of temperature control in order to retain their key characteristics and associated value e.g. (bio)pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, food and flowers.

After 7 years serving as Secretary General, Edwin remains an active board member of the Cool Chain Association. He provides subject matter expertise on Cool Chain Quality Management to brand owners, major global logistics service providers and retailers in support of traceability and e-pedigree, temperature control, quality improvement, anti-counterfeiting and first-expired-first-out logistics concepts.

  • SkyCell AG
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Etihad Cargo
  • Africa Flight Services
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Brussels Airport
  • SAB Liege Airport SA
  • Tower Cold Chain
  • Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH
  • Challenge Group
  • Swiss WorldCargo
  • Brussels Airport
  • Validaide
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • MSC Air Cargo
  • LOT

Networking &

Our online searchable database of members, regular newsletters, and news updates keep members in touch and build a collaborative business environment.

Working together to improve the temperature-sensitive supply chain to reduce food loss and waste in the perishables sector as well as benefiting the pharma community.

Registered Address
9 Rue de Siegelbach
L-5361 Schrassig
Grand Dutchy of Luxembourg

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