Former BRU cargo visionary Steven Polmans takes up Chief Customer Officer role at Nallian


Current TIACA Chairman Steven Polmans has joined data sharing and connected cargo community specialist Nallian as Chief Customer Officer. He will be responsible for accelerating the expansion of Nallian’s global network of cargo communities that operate the Nallian Cargo Cloud.

With 20 years of expertise in the cargo sector and impressive track record in digital cargo transformation and building cargo communities, Polmans in his latest near two–year stint was Director Cargo & Logistics at Brussels Airport with which he has been associated for more than a decade.

As the founding father of BRUcloud, Brussels Airport’s Cargo Cloud, Steven Polmans was the first in the industry to get the different stakeholders at the cargo hub to work in a connected and integrated way by sharing data in their cross-company processes— a model that has been adopted since then by numerous other airports and bagged several industry awards. Polmans was also the founder of Air Cargo Belgium, the (again award-winning) industry association that groups all stakeholders at Brussels Airport and fuels the continuous expansion of BRUcloud.

Jean Verheyen, CEO of Nallian said, “Following the signing of several new contracts in 2020 and the recent opening of our office in Singapore, having Steven on board is yet again another important step for Nallian. We have worked closely together in the past and are fully aligned on our vision for the cargo industry. Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team, which together with his drive and collaborative mindset will help us accelerate and support more airports better on their journey to connected, collaborative work. We are very excited to shape the future of air cargo together.”

Steven Polmans commented, “Air cargo is more than a job for me, it’s a passion and it was very important for me to find a place where I can share, cultivate and act upon this passion. I feel Nallian is the best place for me to do so. We share the ambition to drive efficiency and transparency in the air cargo industry by making cargo communities operate in a connected, collaborative way. It is what initially brought us together on the BRUcloud project, and what we have been developing at Brussels Airport over the past years. I now look forward to assist other cargo actors – airports, ground handlers, freight forwarders, trucking companies, shippers….with their digital cargo transformation and their journey to connected, collaborative work.”


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