EGLN Executive Team

ROY STAPLETON

(President and Founder EGLN)

Roy was born in Church Village Cardiff, South Wales, UK and started his career path as an apprentice with a London Heathrow freight forwarder. He worked for other prominent freight companies in UK before joining Singapore Airlines Cargo(SIA) as a sales executive covering the midlands region in England before attaining the post of SIA Cargo Sales and Service Manager UK & Ireland.

In 1982 he moved to the USA and held VP/Director roles with some of the largest multinational forwarders namely: Air Express International-AEI (today DHL), BAX Global (today DB Schenker) and Geologistics (today Agility) before entering the "Logistics Network" industry. Roy is the only Founder/President of any logistics network with high level experience in Freight Forwarding and working for one of the major airlines in cargo. His experience has embraced both operations and sales/marketing at the highest level. Roy has a passion for football and supports Manchester United FC. He lives in New Jersey, USA and is a US Citizen.

DES VERTANNES

(EGLN Members Ambassador)

Des was born in Burma (Myanmar) and is of Armenian and Irish decent and immigrated to UK in 1962. He has worked for many key Airlines starting at British Airways in 1970 and during that time he fulfilled major roles in UK, Saudi Arabia and Gulf States. He then became General manager Europe/ME & Africa for Air Canada, followed by his appointment as CEO at Air Menzies International (AMI) and MD of Menzies World Cargo, Menzies's global GHA operations. Gulf Air then made him their Head of Cargo based in Bahrain after which he was hand-picked for the post of EVP Cargo at ETIHAD Airlines based in Abu Dhabi, UAE following their formation in 2003.

In 2010 he was headhunted for the prestigious Global Head of Cargo - IATA role which he fulfilled until his retirement in July 2014. Des is one of the most influential and admired industry personalities in the freight and logistics business. Des has joined the EGLN team to enhance member's needs in business and industry strategy and play a part in our Network's prime objective which is to assist their competitiveness in today's market place. He will also provide guidance on EGLN's closer working relationships with key airlines through ongoing MoU's. Des is another supporter, in his spare time, of Manchester United FC. He devides his time between homes in Peterborough, England, UK and Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal.

CAROLYN FERNICOLA

(Executive Director of Administration)

Carolyn has worked as Executive Assistant to several CEO’s and VP’s within USA at Agility(Geologistics), Schenker (BAX Global) and DHL (AEI). She was recently 11 years as Executive Assistant to the CEO USA for Panalpina.

She lives in New Jersey USA from Italian decent and her main hobby is travelling and enjoying dancing.

ELAINE KOH

(EGLN Conference Director)

Elaine, was born in Malaysia, a Malaysian-Chinese, grew up in Johor Bahru and is multilingual in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

Her career has spanned 17 years in the hotel and guest management industry working for high profile hotels such as Hilton-KL and Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort-Johor, Malaysia.

In recent times as Assistant Director of Banqueting & Conferences, Elaine has organized multiple prestigious gala events at The Renaissance Marriott-KL a 900 room hotel. She has organized small groups through 1800 persons for Corporate Annual dinners and conferences and many Malaysian Government seminars and high profile events.

EGLN Executive Team

Roy ROY STAPLETON

President and Founder EGLN

Roy@elitegln.com

Des small DES VERTANNES

EGLN Members Ambassador

Desv@elitegln.com

Carolyn CAROLYN FERNICOLA

Executive Director of Administration

Carolyn@elitegln.com

Elaine small ELAINE KOH

EGLN Conference Director

Elaine@elitegln.com

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