Thursday, June 30, 2016

Change at the Top of Europe's Largest Freight Only Air Cargo Carrier Leads This Weeks HR Report

Staff Changes in the World of Logistics Start with High Flyer
Shipping News Feature

LUXEMBOURG – Cargolux President and Chief Executive Officer, Dirk Reich will be stepping down from his position at the end of July, citing personal reasons. Richard Forson, Executive Vice-President and CFO, has been nominated as the company’s new President and CEO with effect as of August 1. Forson joined the freight only airline in February 2012 and in August 2012, took over the CEO position on a temporary interim basis.

Maxim Strauss, Vice-President Corporate Development, is nominated Executive Vice-President and CFO as replacement for Forson

GERMANY – DHL Supply Chain has appointed Oscar de Bok as the new CEO for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa (MLEMEA), reporting directly to John Gilbert, CEO Supply Chain. He takes over responsibility from his predecessor Paul Graham, who has left the company for personal reasons. Oscar de Bok will continue to execute the strategy outlined by the business and reports directly to John Gilbert, CEO Supply Chain.

GERMANY – NETHERLANDS – Kuehne + Nagel will establish the two organisational units Central/Eastern Europe and Western Europe as of October 1. The region Central/Eastern Europe with its head office in Hamburg, Kuehne + Nagel will consolidate the German organisation and the Eastern European countries. Dr. Hansjoerg Rodi will join the Kuehne + Nagel to lead the new unit.

The region Western Europe will be headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Peder Winther will become Regional Manager Western Europe. Successor in his current position as Head of the Middle East/Africa region will be Erwin Wittemaier.

UK – Professor Stephen Glaister CBE FICE FTRF FCGI has been reappointed as the chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) until December 31, 2017.

UK – London Stansted Airport has announced a number of changes to its senior management team following the recent appointment of new CEO Andrew Cohen. Martin Jones has been appointed Commercial Director responsible for retail, car parking and business development. Jones previously worked as MAG Interim Retail Director having joined the business from M&S in 2015.

Daniel Gallo joins the Stansted team as Customer Service & Security Director having been MAG HR Director and takes over from Karen Smart who moves to the position of Stansted’s Assets Management Director responsible for developing the airport’s future infrastructure needs.

Martin Lyall, who previously held the position of Assets Management Director, is now Stansted’s Transformation Programme Director while James Dix has joined as Finance Director from Drax Group, having worked in the US for three years as Senior Vice President for Finance.

CANADA – Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced a series of changes to its senior management team with Luc Jobin coming in as a Company Director, effective June 30. Jobin will become CN President and Chief Executive Officer on July 1, replacing Claude Mongeau who announced his resignation from the company. CN’s Board will continue to be composed of 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent of company management.

Jobin announced the appointments of Mike Cory as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, and Ghislain Houle as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Both Cory's and Houle's appointments will take effect on July 1, based at CN's headquarters in Montreal. As part of the management transition, Jim Vena will retire as CN Executive Vice-President and COO on July 1.

CANADA – Pierre Bélanger and John Gildner have each tendered their resignations from the Board of Directors at BSM Technologies and the Board has determined to increase the size of the Board to seven directors. Kelly Edmison, Greg Monahan and David Sgro have each been appointed to fill the resulting vacancies on the Board.

US – Port of Oakland Commissioners have awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract. The agreement means the long-time industry veteran will remain at the helm in Oakland through July 2019. 

The Port of Oakland also named 15-year-veteran Systems Executive Eva Jakubowska as its new Information Technology Director. Jakubowska comes to the Port from Foster Farms where she was Senior IT Director. In Oakland, she’ll manage a staff of 14 responsible for the Port’s information systems.

US – Panagiotis Christodoulatos of Ikaros Shipping and Brokerage, Athens was elected as a Director of the American Club for the forthcoming year. J. Arnold Witte of Donjon Marine and Markos Marinakis of Marinakis Chartering, were re-elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Club, respectively.

Joseph Hughes, Chairman and CEO of the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, was re-elected as Club Secretary, and Lawrence Bowles was re-elected as General Counsel.

US – RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has announced Adam Amorose as its new Vice President of Safety.

US – John Martin has been appointed to Director of Compass Logistics International (CLI) in North America. Martin previously worked at Agility Logistics in Atlanta where he was Vice President responsible for Business Development and major international customers.