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
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