Friday, February 12, 2016

Help Wanted! Call for Senior Staff Amongst the Freight and Logistics Appointments This Week

Who has Moved Where Within the Industry
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – UK – Starting things off a little differently in this week’s staff changes in the freight and logistics industry with the Lloyds Register Foundation looking for a Director and a host institution for a programme to build resilience within and between critical global infrastructure sectors, including maritime, transport, water, and healthcare, among others. The foundation anticipates committing £10 million to the international programme which will run for an initial period of five years.

UK – Tricia Hayes has been appointed as the new Director General of Roads, Devolution, and Motoring at the Department for Transport (DfT), effective in March. She replaces Acting DG, John Dowie.

EUROPE – Angela Black will take over the responsibility as Head of OPDR UK, Russia and the Baltics as of April 2016. Her focus is to further increase the presence of the Short Sea Shipping expert OPDR in the Region.

Michael Berger will become Managing Director for the OPDR agencies in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands as of March 1.

TURKEY – Ceva Logistics has named Fuat Adoran, previously Managing Director at Ceva Turkey, to lead its Balkan, Middle East, and Africa cluster. Based in Istanbul and reporting to company CEO, Xavier Urbain, Adoran will be responsible for 4,500 staff across 9 countries.

UAE – DP World has announced the appointment of HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem as Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

US – CHINA – CH Robinson has announced Bruce Jantzie as Vice President of Global Forwarding Project Logistics, reporting to President of Global Forwarding, Mike Short. Over in China, CH Robinson has appointed Jack Chang and John Chen as Vice Presidents of Asia Global Forwarding, both reporting to Andy Wang, President of CH Robinson Asia.

US – Celadon has announced the promotion of Ken Buck to Executive Vice President of Business Development. He has also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and is now an officer of the company.

US – The Board of Directors at UPS has elected David Abney as its new CEO and Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Abney succeeds Scott Davis as Chairman, who will retire from his position on the UPS Board effective as of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners.

Additionally, the Board created a new Lead Independent Director position, and the independent directors appointed William Johnson to the role, also effective immediately.