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Cool Chain Association

About
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
Directors

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
Airline Partner 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.

Eric Mauroux
CCA Treasurer
Founder and President, FreshBizDev

Eric is an enthusiastic leader with more than 35 years of experience in the air cargo industry. Through various executive positions for Air France-KLM and Martinair Cargo in South-East Asia, India, Mexico & Central America, and in South America, Eric has established himself as a pivotable figure in the perishable international trade.

In 2021 he decided to pursue his commitment to the sustainable development of the perishable sector by creating FreshBizDev: a consultancy in horticultural trade development. Eric strongly believes in connecting people and businesses as a key driver to sustainable growth.

Miguel Rodriguez
CCA Board Director
Senior Manager Climate Control Products, Qatar Airways Cargo

Miguel Rodriguez joined Qatar Airways Cargo in December 2019 and is currently responsible for the Climate Control Products’ operational and commercial development, which include QR Pharma, QR Fresh (Perishables) and QR Live (Live Animals).

Miguel has a strong background in operations and commercial management in the aviation and hospitality industries. He has been responsible for the IATA CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications in his previous company and is currently leading the IATA CEIV Live certification for Qatar Airways Cargo and its Hub in Doha after successfully obtaining the IATA CEIV Pharma certification in December 2020.

Miguel is also leading the Covid-19 vaccine readiness plan at Qatar Airways to ensure the safe and secure transportation of the much-awaited vaccine. Miguel holds an MBA from the University of Barcelona and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Catalan and Italian.

Fabrizio Iacobacci
CCA Board Director
Head of Pharma Business Development, BCUBE Air Cargo Spa

Fabrizio Iacobacci has been working in the aviation industry since 1998. His experience ranges from passenger and cargo handling activities to legal compliances and business development management at several airports in Italy. Fabrizio has extended his competence in temperature-controlled cargo since 2010, when he joined BCUBE air cargo.  

In his current role is Head of Pharma Business Development he leads the specialisation of BCUBE air cargo in pharmaceutical logistics and cool chain solutions.

He is the chairman and co-founder of PharmacomItalia, the first Italian association dedicated to the community of logistics operators and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

In his role of ground handling expert, Fabrizio has implemented an airside pharma transport solution, making BCUBE air cargo cool chain services in MXP and FCO the first in Italy to be fully integrated and guaranteed. 

Fabrizio is a board member of the Cool Chain Association and member of the IATA Time and Temperature Working Group.

He has a degree in Political Science and an advanced PhD in International Affairs and Economics.

Vijan Chetty
CCA Board Director
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.

Gerton Hulsman
Gerton Hulsman
CCA Board Director
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.

  • Sharjah Aviation Services
  • Aerotuf
  • Alitalia
  • Fresh Partners Group BV
  • LOT
  • Xtreme Technologies B.V.
  • SkyCell AG
  • Aerotuf
  • Trip & Co
  • Able Freight Services
  • Cargolux Airlines Intl. S.A.
  • Berlinger & Co, AG
  • Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH
  • Xtreme Technologies B.V.
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • SATS Airport Services Pte Ltd
  • Wright Construction Group
  • Aerotuf

Networking &
Collaboration

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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