Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), has been elected secretary general of the presidency of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

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Robert Keen.

Keen joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in 1999. He was appointed an executive director of BIFA in 2009, before becoming director general in 2014.

He has been chair of FIATA’s Multimodal Transport Institute and a member of FIATA’s extended board for several years. Taking over as chair is Mark Bromley from Allways International Freight Forwarding.

Steve Parker from DHL has been re-elected as chair of FIATA’s Customs Affairs Institute and

John Stubbings from Woodland Group continues as a delegate to FIATA’s Advisory Body Legal Matters.

Bromley, Parker and Stubbings are all past chairs of BIFA and continue to serve as directors on the UK trade association’s board.