Friday, January 17, 2020

Appointments and Departures Throughout the Freight and Logistics Sectors

Who is Heading Where This Week
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – Starting the latest staff changes in the freight and logistics sectors, BIMCO has announced David Loosley as its new Secretary General and CEO, effective in June. Loosley joins from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST), which he has led for the last eight years.

Angus Frew, BIMCO’s current Secretary General & CEO, had previously announced that he will be stepping down in the summer after leading the organisation for seven years, as he wishes to spend more time in the UK and less time working.

FRANCE – CEVA Logistics has announced several changes to its senior management as the company moves into its second phase of development. Mathieu Friedberg has been appointed as the new CEO, replacing Nicolas Sartini, who is leaving CEVA Logistics. Friedburg was Senior Vice President Commercial and Agencies network of CMA CGM Group. Previously CEO of Delmas and CMA CGM Logistics, the logistics entity of the CMA CGM Group before the acquisition of CEVA Logistics.

Guillaume Col has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. He was previously General Manager for France and North Africa at Kuehne + Nagel. Michel Foulon has been named Chief Information Officer, a role he previously held at CMA CGM.

Frédéric Obala takes on the newly created position of Director of Transformation and Digital. He has extensive experience in B2C and B2B functions in the retail, technology and media sectors. Gaultier de La Rochebrochard is appointed General Counsel. He held the same position in several multinational companies including GL Events and Norbert Dentressangle groups.

GERMANY – Yet another firm treading the digital road is Hamburg based SAL Heavy Lift which is creating a new executive function that focuses on Information Technology and Digitalisation. SAL, together with owners Harren & Partner, have appointed Claas Matthies, Managing Director, as the new group Chief Information Officer (CIO). He takes on the leadership of the group’s digital strategy combined with responsibility for Group Accounting and Merger & Acquisition activities.

This move aims to contribute to the increased profit growth and strategic development of SAL and Harren & Partner. Alongside this new position comes the appointment of a new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in the form of Soeren Bibow who joins SAL and Harren & Partner after a more than 20-year long career with leading German corporate banking institutions at which he oversaw shipping and maritime investments.

NORWAY – Nor-Shipping has announced the appointment of Sidsel Norvik to the newly-created position of Commercial Director.

UK – The Port of Tyne has announced Kate O’Hara as its new Commercial Director.

UK – Newly appointed Chief Executive Tom Willis has officially taken the leadership of the Shoreham Port team following the departure of Rodney Lunn, who left the Port in mid-December. Willis comes from a strong operational and logistics background, having previously worked with Heathrow Airport for the past 8 years.

UK – Bis Henderson Consulting has appointed Louisa Hosegood FCMA as Digital and Strategy Director. She previously served as Head of Logistics Network Development at Marks & Spencer

EUROPE – US – XPO Logistics has announced the appointments of Kurt Rogers as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, and Karlis Kirsis as Senior Vice President and European Chief Legal Officer. Both positions are effective February 3, 2020.

US – David Calhoun has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company. Calhoun has served in various senior leadership roles within several large-scale enterprises including at the Blackstone Group, Nielsen Holdings and GE. During his 26-year tenure at GE, he led multiple business units including GE Transportation and GE Aircraft Engines where safety was paramount. He has served on the Boeing Board of Directors since 2009 and served as chairman from October 11 to December 22, 2019.

US – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has announced the election of new leadership for the organisation. Michael Roberts becomes the new President, with Outgoing AMP President Matt Woodruff as Vice President, alongside Ku’u Park as Treasurer and Matthew Paxton as Secretary. 

Roberts, who also serves as Chair of the AMP Executive Committee, continues to serve as Senior Vice President for Crowley Maritime. Woodruff of Kirby Corporation completed his two-year term as President, and will serve going forward as Vice President.

Joining Roberts and Woodruff in elected leadership positions are Park of the Matson Navigation Company and Paxton of the Shipbuilders Council of America, continuing their roles as AMP Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. Elected officers will hold their positions for a two-year term.

US – Universal Logistics Holdings has announced appointed Tim Phillips as the Company's new Chief Executive Officer, President, and member of the Board of Directors, effective since January 10. Having joined the company in 1989, Phillips has over 30 years of experience in numerous leadership positions, including most recently serving as the Company's Executive Vice President of Transportation. He has also served as the President of Universal's intermodal division since 2009.

Phillips succeeds Jeff Rogers, who separated from service with the Company as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director effective January 10.

US – Matheson, transportation and logistics provider for USPS and other commercial carriers, has appointed a new General Counsel and Director of Legal Operations, Lauren Leonard. Leonard initially joined the company as Associate General Counsel in January 2019.

In her new role, Leonard will continue to report to Chief Legal Officer, Charles Mellor, and will oversee the day-to-day legal matters for all of the Matheson companies.

Photo: David Loosley, BIMCO's new Secretary General and CEO.