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GCCA’s South Africa Arm Inaugurates First Cold Chain Advisory Council

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The Global Cold Chain Alliance’s South Africa regional office in Cape Town has named five cold chain industry leaders to its Advisory Council, Regional Director Lizelle van der Berg (pictured above) announced on July 17. They will help shape strategy and prioritize actions to strengthen South Africa’s cold chain industry, forge new partnerships, and strengthen existing relationships linking all aspects of the nation’s refrigerated warehousing and transport sector.

Ready to being one-year terms on August 1 are:

  • Christopher Nulliah, Logistics Director, Etlin International
  • Paul Gibbons, Customer Director, Vector Logistics
  • Colin Barker, Compliance Manager, Table Bay Cold Storage
  • Carlos De Mendonca, General Manager, Crossberth Cold Stores
  • Jaco Ollewagen, Technical Manager, CCS Logistics

Members were selected based on their demonstrated leadership, influence and professional accomplishment within the South African temperature-controlled products industry. They exhibit a deep affinity for the business and support GCCA’s mission and vision. The Council represents a variety of regions, sectors of the cold chain industry and company size and scope.

“I am excited to launch the inaugural GCCA South Africa Advisory Council with these five leaders who have made the commitment to help grow and strengthen the cold chain,” said Van der Berg. “Collectively, they will serve as the voice of the cold chain industry and help GCCA Africa create exponential value for our members.”

Matthew Ott, president and chief executive officer of the Arlington, Virginia, USA-headquartered trade association added: “Our members ensure a strong, unbroken cold chain for perishable foods throughout transport and storage, reducing food loss and increasing food stability across the globe. The dedication of these individuals and their support of the industry is invaluable to the efforts of GCCA in South Africa and beyond.”