Friday, May 18, 2018

Freight and Logistics Appointments This Week as Shipping Staff Swap Jobs

Known Supply Chain Industry Names Change Roles
Shipping News Feature
AUSTRIA – Appointments in the shipping sector this week start with the news that freight forwarding and logistics agent Gebrüder Weiss has announced Wolfram Senger-Weiss to become its new Chief Executive Officer from the start of January 2019. He replaces Wolfgang Niessner, who will retire from his roles of CEO and Member of the Management Board from December 31. It is expected that Niessner will join the company’s Supervisory Board next year.

Senger-Weiss has been a Member of the Management Board at Gebrüder Weiss since 2005, with responsibility for finance, law, purchasing, investments, HSEQ, internal audit and M&A.

Following the departure of Wolfgang Niessner, responsibility for land transport on the Management Board will be restructured. Jürgen Bauer, the long-standing Regional Manager East at Gebrüder Weiss, is promoted to the Management Board within the same business area.

SWEDEN – After five years as the CEO of Green Cargo, Jan Kilström has decided to leave the company to take up a new CEO assignment in another industry in the autumn.

UK – Bob Sanguinetti has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, effective July 16. He takes over from Guy Platten, who will become the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping in the summer. Sanguinetti was most recently CEO of the Gibraltar Port Authority.

UK – The Port of London Authority has announced the appointment of Paula Carter as a non-Executive Director of the Board, effective June 1. Carter has worked in broadcasting for 30 years, most recently as Director of Planning and Board Secretary at Channel 4.

Tony Quinlan will be stepping down from the Board at the end of May, after six years’ service, which included periods as deputy chairman of the Board and chairman of the audit committee.

UK – Andy Fitt has been promoted to the position of Managing Director of Yusen Logistics UK. Fitt has been with the company for the past 3 years, most recently serving as Deputy Managing Director. He succeeds Kevin Appleton who becomes Chairman of Yusen Logistics UK.

UK – FSDF has announced Shane Brennan as its new Chief Executive to replace Chris Sturman, who will be retiring after nine years at the helm. Brennan will join the Federation in mid-July from the Country Land and Business Association.

UK – Uniserve has announced Kim Overman to the newly created role of Group Chief Operating Officer. He most recently worked as Global Head of Retail at Damco, and has been based in Asia for the past 11 years.

ISRAEL – Zim Integrated Shipping Services has announced Xavier Destriau as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, replacing Yohai Benita, who has been serving in an interim position. He joins the company after two years as Strategic Advisor to Founder and Interim CFO of LTF Partners and has previously worked at CMA CGM for 10 years, serving as Vice President – Head of Group Financing, from 2014 to 2016.

HONG KONG – Cathay Pacific has announced the appointment of Chris Kempis, currently General Manager Flying, as Director Flight Operations, effective mid-2018, where he will oversee all aspects of the airline's flight operations. The current Director Flight Operations, Anna Thompson, will take up the position of Director Human Resources at Swire Properties.

SOUTH AFRICA – Apostleship of the Sea has appointed Nicholas Barends as its new National Director for South Africa.

US – BNSF Logistics has announced Nancee Ronning as to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately.

US – United Airlines has announced Gerry Laderman as acting Chief Financial Officer, taking over from Andrew Levy who has decided to leave the company.

US – Allison Transmission Holdings has announced the appointment of G. Frederick Bohley III as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective June 1. Bohley has been with Allison Transmission since 1991 and currently serves as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer.

US – Bridgestone Americas has announced Andy Sobotta as its new Chief Information Security Officer, effective May 21. Sobotta will be based in Nashville, Tennessee, and will report to Stefano Mezzabotta, Chief Information Officer, with dotted-line reporting to Chris Karbowiak, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President.