TIACA’s Chairman Steve Polmans joins Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone
ABU DHABI, UAE—Abu Dhabi Airports today welcomed long-time cargo executive Steven Polmans as its new Vice President of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ).
In his new role, Polmans will establish an integrated long-term strategic plan for ADAFZ, oversee regulatory affairs and compliance matters and be responsible for new projects from inception to completion.
Polmans brings a wealth of cargo experience to ADAC from previous roles as Chief Customer Officer at Nallian, Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Founder and Chairman of Air Cargo Belguim.
“We are excited to have Steven on board and we are confident his experience in both aviation and cargo would help drive further expansion at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone that is a fast-growing business and an increasingly attractive option for businesses that wish to set up in Abu Dhabi and leverage our strategic location, excellent connectivity through three international airports and a wide range of landside and airside facilities,” said Francois Bourienne, Chief Commercial Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports.
Abu Dhabi Airports is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy. It was established in March 2006 to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure.
In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, it added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio.
These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.