Andrea Gruber

Mrs. Gruber is Head, Special Cargo at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is responsible for the regulations related to the transport of live animals, perishables and pharmaceuticals and for delivering international standards and business processes for the air cargo supply chain.

Mrs. Gruber is leading IATA’s Cargo governing bodies, comprised of airlines and air cargo supply chain stakeholders that provide the regulations for the air transportation of Live Animals, Perishables and Healthcare Products. She is secretary to the IATA Live Animals and Perishables Board and the Time and Temperature Working Group.

Mrs. Gruber developed and implemented for the industry three Center of Excellence (CEIV) quality audit programs certifying the handling and transport of pharmaceuticals, live animals and perishable products based on IATA, national and international requirements and standards.

Prior to working with IATA Mrs. Gruber worked at the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as head of a division implementing, at the Customs and business level, tools to assist the application of risk management.

Mrs. Gruber studied in Geneva at the University and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (I.U.H.E.I.) and holds a Master of Sciences in International Relations.