IAG Cargo’s director of sales, market and product, Camilo Garcia this week left the air cargo carrier grop to join Freightos as global vice president of business development.
He said it was a difficult decision to leave IAG but he was excited to join the start-up world where he will head up airline relationships at WebCargo by Freightos, the business unit for digitising logistics service providers.
Garcia added: “For twenty years I had the privilege of being part of one of the best air carriers in the world. I learned from seasoned industry veterans and know air cargo inside and out. Personally, I feel the best way to truly digitize global freight is for logistics industry experts to crossover into the technology world. Knowledge transfer is critical.
“From where I’ve sat, it seems cargo and technology have been operating on parallel tracks. Despite good intentions and a real commitment to bring global shipping online, this siloed approach has had limited wins.
“I’m excited to contribute my industry expertise to bridge this knowledge gap, helping tech companies like Freightos continue to support cargo innovation, but doing so increasingly as an industry insider, not an external force.”