Jean-Claude Delen, the former CEO of BENELUX and France for DHL Global Forwarding and the former President of FIATA, is set to be honored as the 2023 TIACA Hall of Fame Recipient. This prestigious recognition acknowledges Jean-Claude’s extensive and illustrious career, marked by his unwavering dedication and leadership in championing the freight forwarding industry.
According to a press release, He is celebrated for fostering a new era of collaboration between IATA and FIATA and for his inspirational influence on aspiring logistics professionals.
Jean-Claude joined Air Express International (AEI) in 1965 and following several takeovers he scaled the heights with the DHL leadership. A proud advocate for the forwarding community led Jean-Claude to head CLECAT, the EU-level representative body of freight forwarders. He also played a pivotal role within FIATA, with key position within the FIATA Air Freight Institute and IATA/FIATA Consultative Council. He also joined the FIATA leadership where he acted as Treasurer and ultimately as President.
Jean-Claude is a gentleman of this industry with a passion for life, a lover of fast cars and an amazing purveyor of great stories of the fledging logistics industry where he personally established high value supply chains within Africa.
Still active today, lending his wealth of knowledge and experience to those fortunate to receive his counsel.
“We are excited to induct Jean-Claude Delen into the Hall of Fame. Jean-Claude has distinguished himself as a leader in the industry and has been passionate in his efforts to establish solid relationships that allow for collaboration and partnership with the freight forwarding community and air cargo as well as to encourage the next generation to join our industry. We look forward to formally presenting his award during the Executive Summit in Brussels next month.” Sebastian Scholte, Chair, TIACA Chairman’s Council.