Francisco Rizzuto


Francisco (52) is a certified Non-Executive Director, Economic Analyst & MBA with 28 years of experience in International Trade & Air Freight Transportation, specialized on Temperature Controlled Shipments of Pharmaceuticals. Currently, at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) holding the position of Cargo Specialist Manager for the EU, UK, Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Russia & CIS countries being responsible for delivering IATA’s Cargo Agenda in the Region and supporting the air cargo industry adoption and implementation of IATA´s global certification program for the proper air transportation of pharmaceuticals: being Instructor for the IATA’s Diploma of Air Cargo Transportation of Pharmaceuticals including courses of Temperature Control Risk Management, Temperature Control Air Cargo Operations, Audit and Quality for Temperature Controlled Shipments with more than 350 trained industry professionals globally. Additionally acting also as IATA`s Auditor & Consultant on pharma temperature control projects at Airports in Europe, US, Canada, Latin America and South Africa for Airlines, Airports´ Handling & Ramp Operators, Freight Forwarding Companies and Trucking Companies. Before joining IATA, Francisco owned and managed his own company for 15 years dedicated to Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and Int´l Trade Consulting, and worked for companies like Panalpina and UPS (Supply Chain).