New ICFBA thrust

Un­der his lead­er­ship, the IFCBA Board will fo­cus pro­mo­tion of train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion, strength­en­ing global con­nec­tions with mem­bers as well as other stake­hold­ers. Shan­tanu Bhad­kamkar ap­pointed Chair­man

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Shan­tanu Bhad­kamkar, the Im­me­di­ate Past Chair­man of Fed­er­a­tion of Freight For­warders As­so­ci­a­tions in In­dia (FFFAI) has been unan­i­mously elected as Chair­man of In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Cus­toms Bro­kers As­so­ci­a­tion (IFCBA) at the Board of Di­rec­tors Meet­ing of IFCBA held in Seoul, Korea re­cently.

Bhad­kamkar is the Manag­ing Direc­tor (Group CEO) of ATC Group, a lead­ing cus­toms bro­ker & in­ter­na­tional freight for­warder in In­dia. He is also the Sr. Vice-Pres­i­dent of Ma­ha­rash­tra Cham­ber of Com­merce In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture, Vice- Pres­i­dent of As­so­ci­a­tion of Mul­ti­modal Trans­port Op­er­a­tors in In­dia and Im­me­di­ate Past Chair­man of Coun­cil of Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sion­als.

Shan­tanu Bhad­kamkar leads a newly elected ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee team in IFCBA. which in­clude Manag­ing Di­rec­tors, Pe­dro Be­quengue (An­gola), Can­dace Sider (Canada), Vito To­tor­izzo (Italy), Han Hwi-Sun (Korea), Vic­tor Ga­mas (Mex­ico) and Dar­rell Sekin (United States). Ge­orge Zo­grafos (Greece) is the Im­me­di­ate Past Chair­man while Carol West (Canada) con­tin­ues as Sec­re­tary of IFCBA.

In his ad­dress as Chair­man of IFCBA, Bhad­kamkar said “Cus­toms bro­kers have in­te­grated into global sup­ply chains as ex­perts in lo­gis­tics and bor­der man­age­ment, and have made un­par­al­leled con­tri­bu­tions to­wards mak­ing sup­ply chains tax ef­fi­cient, legally-com­pli­ant, en­vi­ron­men­tally- friendly, safe and se­cure”. He in­formed,“As the newly- elected Chair­man of the IFCBA, I am com­mit­ted to work with our mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions to strengthen our pro­fes­sion­al­ism, im­ple­ment IFCBA best prac­tices and con­tinue to add value to the many small and medium sized busi­nesses who rely on our ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The IFCBA Board will fo­cus on themes of lead­er­ship through ex­per­tise and in­no­va­tion; pro­mo­tion of train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion; and strength­en­ing global con­nec­tions by net­work­ing and re­gional co­op­er­a­tion with mem­bers as well as other stake­hold­ers on trade fa­cil­i­ta­tion ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing the WTO Agree­ment on Trade Fa­cil­i­ta­tion.

Shan­tanu Bhad­kamkar (cen­tre) with his new IFCBA ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee team

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