Friday, September 21, 2018

Appointments and Departures in Shipping, Freight and Logistics This Week

Who is Heading Where and Why
Shipping News Feature
UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Claire Capaccioli as Trainer – Freight and Customs Procedures. Capaccioli who has worked in the industry for 27 years has a vast amount of freight forwarding experience. She started her career in 1991 at Kintetsu World Express but more recently, spent 20 years at Yusen Logistics. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

DENMARK – As part of its integration strategy, AP Moller Maersk has announced the combination of Damco's Supply Chain Services and Maersk Lines Ocean product from January 1.

The integrated commercial organisation will operate with one management team, one sales force, a strong product organisation and one customer experience organisation, headed by Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk. Klaus Rud Sejling, CEO of Damco, will take on a new position as Head of Maersk's Logistics and Services Products, reporting to Clerc.

Additionally, current Chief Operating Officer at Damco, Saskia Groen In't Woud will become the CEO of Damco Freight Forwarding.

DENMARK – Allan Steen has joined Risk Intelligence as its new International Sales Manager. Steen has since 2002 held various sales management positions within the maritime industry, providing business solutions to ship owners, offshore and shipyards on a global scale. Before joining Risk Intelligence, Allan was Account Manager at Cobham SATCOM.

GERMANY – In order to focus on the Post and Parcel business in Germany, Deutsche Post DHL has announced that it will rename the Post – eCommerce – Parcel (PEP) division to Post & Paket Deutschland, which will remain under the interim leadership of Group CEO Frank Appel.

The international parcel and e-commerce businesses - previously DHL Parcel Europe and DHL eCommerce - will be established as a standalone division, DHL eCommerce Solutions, under the leadership of Corporate Board Member Ken Allen. He will keep the responsibility for Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), and will lead the further development of the overall e-commerce strategy for the Group.

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post also extended Allen's contract to the Corporate Board of Management.

John Pearson will take over the Board mandate for DHL Express. He joined DHL Express in 1986, and served the company as CEO in Asia Pacific, EEMEA and Europe, as well as leading the global sales, marketing and customer service functions of the DHL Express division as Global Commercial Head. All changes come into effect on January 1, 2019.

NORWAY – Höegh LNG Partners has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Richard Tyrrell, effective September 14. He stepped down from his role in order to lead business development activities for the Höegh LNG Holdings group of companies (Höegh LNG) as Chief Development Officer.

Tyrrell will be replaced by Steffen Føreid who will become the Partnership's CEO and CFO, effective immediately. On September 14, Føreid resigned from the Board of Directors of the Partnership and Tyrrell was appointed by the Partnership's general partner to replace him.

Føreid currently serves as the CFO of Höegh LNG and a recruitment process has been launched to find his successor in this role.

EUROPE – FedEx has announced the appointment of FedEx veteran Sean Healy as Regional Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Express Europe, succeeding Michael Holt who is set to retire at the end of the month. Healy previously worked as Senior Vice President of Transportation, International, Planning and Strategy at FedEx Freight.

SENEGAL – OMA Group has announced Didier Lafargue as Oil & Gas Logistics Manager for its operations in Senegal.

US – Rich Valenstein has been named to the newly created role of Group Vice President, Revenue Management and Product Profitability, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). He previously served as Vice President of Finance for TMNA and will continue to report to Tracey Doi, CFO and President of Accounting and Finance.

US – Aireon, developers of space-based global air traffic surveillance service, has announced that Denise Olmsted has joined Aireon as General Counsel. Olmsted will lead corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters and international contracts for Aireon.

CANADA – Laurentian Pilotage Authority has announced a series of appointments. Christiane Chabot and George Pollack have been appointed as Members, each to serve a three year term. Sophie-Emmanuelle Chebin has been named a Member for a term of four years. Francesco Di Tomaso has been reappointed as a Member for a term of two years and Michel Tosini reappointed for a further three years as a Member.

Julius Spivack has been reappointed as Vice-Chairperson for a term of four years.

CANADA – Port Alberni Port Authority has announced the appointment of Shelley Chrest as Director for a three year term.

CANADA – Bonny Skene has been reappointed as a Director of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for a term of three years.