The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) has re-elected three key executive committee members.

THLG elects key committee members

Source: The Heavy Lift Group (THLG)

Elisabeth Cosmatos.

THLG’s 70th conference, staged at The Hague during May, provided the backdrop for the re-election of Elisabeth Cosmatos as president of the industry group. Colin D’Abreo was re-elected as treasurer, and Alessio Bianchi as admissions officer. 

Elisabeth Cosmatos, ceo of Greece-based Cosmatos Group, was elected for a second year-long term, following her appointment as the first female president of THLG in 2023. D’Abreo of Rhenus Project Logistics offers THLG representation from the USA. Bianchi (managing director, DCS Liburnus Project SRL) is the group’s representative in Italy. 

THLG’s executive committee also comprises Marianne Blechingberg (managing director Hacklin Logistics, Finland) and Richard Lee (director of business development, CNC Freight Services, Malaysia). 

Ildus Bariev was welcomed to the executive committee as its second ad hoc member. In this role, he will attend meetings and be ready to step in, in the event of unexpected changes. Bariev is group general manager, projects, rail and ocean for Globalink Logistics. He joins Donald Kinsella, president, KBB Transport (Canada), who was appointed as an ad hoc member last year. 

“Working as part of the executive committee, I remain committed to continuing to represent THLG standards of excellence in the project cargo sector, and to pushing forward with efforts to support individual members and the influence of the group as a whole,” said Cosmatos. As well as continuing to encourage collaboration and wider networking between members, and developing promotional, event-based and training opportunities, she said THLG would seek to drive forward an agenda for greater gender equality across a specialised area of logistics.