Roman Stiftner to be president of ESC
At the ESC board meeting of 19 October 2021, Roman Stiftner was confirmed as the new president of the European Shippers’ Council. He takes over the helm at ESC from Denis Choumert, who has chaired the organisation for the last ten years.
Stiftner is a managing director of the Austrian Mining and Steel Association and president of BVL - Bundesvereinigung Logistik Österreich. He has been a board member of ESC since 2015. He says: “Supply chains have to become more transparent in order to build stability and resilience.”
The new president takes over in turbulent times. Supply chains and business models are under pressure worldwide due to geopolitical developments, shortages of skilled labour, raw materials and components, soaring prices and transport disruption. (cj)