Mathieu Grosch becomes first President of the Alliance for European Logistics
BRUSSELS, 09 February 2015 – The Alliance for European Logistics (AEL), representing the logistics supply chain at the EU level since 2008, today announced the appointment of Mathieu Grosch to the newly created role of President.
Commenting on his appointment Grosch said, “The logistics industry is the backbone of the European economy and as such a symbol of the free movement of goods and services, one of the European Union’s founding pillars”. He added, “I am honoured to become AEL’s President, at a time when the logistics sector can make evident its crucial role in helping to keep Europe moving forward and improve our citizens’ lives”.
Mathieu Grosch, a Belgium national, was a Member of the European Parliament for 20 years during which he played a leading role in several committees and delegations. Most remarkably, he was the EPP Coordinator in the Transport and Tourism Committee. He is currently acting as the TEN-T European Coordinator for the Orient/East-Med Core Network Corridor.
AEL’s Chairman Alexander Kirschall said, “AEL and its members believe that Mathieu Grosch will be a strong asset in our efforts to promote an integrated, long-term EU strategy for logistics, with closer coordination between the industry and the EU’s policymakers”. “He is the missing piece our Alliance needs to take our work to the next level”, he emphasized.
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