Carlos Grau Tanner

Director-General, Global Express Association

Carlos Grau Tanner is the Director General of the Global Express Association (GEA), which he joined in 2010. GEA represents the three leading express delivery carriers (DHL Express, FedEx Express/TNT and UPS). Mr Grau deals with international policy issues in the areas of trade, trade facilitation, customs, post, and civil aviation, including air cargo security. Mr Grau holds a Law Degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of Arts Degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA. Previously, Mr Grau was Director, Government and Industry Affairs at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and General Manager, Gov’t and Industry Affairs at Swissair. He started his career at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, where he worked from 1993 to 1998. Mr Grau is a dual Swiss and Spanish citizen.

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