The British International Freight Association (BIFA) board and council has announced the promotion of Carl Hobbis as an executive director.
Hobbis joined BIFA as training development manager in 2016 and has subsequently “orchestrated a remarkable redevelopment of the trade association’s training and industry education functions”.
Prior to joining BIFA, Hobbis had worked in freight forwarding for more than 30 years, having started in oceanfreight before switching to airfreight for Burlington Air Express, later to become BAX. After BAX’s 1997 merger with DB Schenker, he moved into a marketing and communications role.
In his new role Hobbis joins BIFA’s other executive directors Spencer Stevenson and Robert Windsor.
Robert Keen, BIFA director general, said: “Carl’s promotion to the BIFA board is a reward for the sterling work that he has undertaken with his team to expand and develop our training and education offering. He will bring many strengths to BIFA’s board meetings.”