Friday, August 21, 2020

Job Swap - Who is Going Where in the World of Logistics

Transport Related Personnel Moves
Shipping News Feature

DENMARK – Svitzer has announced that effective September 1, Lise Demant will leave the role as global Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and take up the position as Managing Director for Svitzer’s Europe region to take over the role from Kasper Friis Nilaus, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Svitzer. Also effective September 1, Videlina Georgieva will succeed Lise Demant as global CCO and enter Svitzer’s global Leadership Team.

Demant joined Svitzer in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer in Svitzer Asia, coming from the role as Director and Head of Offshoring in Maersk Tankers. In 2017 she was appointed Global Chief Commercial Officer of Svitzer A/S.

Georgieva, who is currently global Head of Strategy, Portfolio and Performance Management, joined Svitzer from Maersk Line in 2010 as Regional Commercial and Business Development Manager in Svitzer Australia and has since held the positions as Regional Head of Business Development in Singapore and global Head of Business Development.

Both Demant and Georgieva are based in Copenhagen and will be reporting to Kasper Friis Nilaus.

DENMARK – Two employee-elected Board Members have resigned from the board of DS Norden. Susanne Fauerskov, Head of Marine Payroll and Lars Enkegaard Biilmann, Captain, have been transferred to a newly established joint venture which will in the future handle the technical operation of NORDENs tanker fleet.

NORWAY – Equinor has appointed Anders Opedal as new President and CEO. Eldar Sætre will retire after six years as CEO and more than 40 years in the company. Opedal comes from the position as Executive Vice President Technology, Projects and Drilling. Opedal will take over the position as President and CEO from November 2 and Sætre will be available to advise the new CEO until he retires from the company 1 March 2021. 

Opedal will establish a transition team and prepare to take over as CEO. Effective immediately, Opedal will step out of his role as EVP Technology, Projects and Drilling and Geir Tungesvik will step into the role as acting EVP. Until commencement of the role as CEO, Opedal will be Executive Vice President reporting to the CEO and be part of the Corporate executive committee.

UK – Brooks Bell, a global technical and scientific consultancy, has announced Jenny Davies as its new Fuel Technical Lead. She brings more than 15 years of experience in environmental testing and will help to establish and manage the company’s new fuel testing facility in Liverpool, which is scheduled to be opened by the end of October.

DENMARK – US – Hempel has announced the appointment of Katarina Lindström to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective since August 1. She also joined as a member of the company’s Executive Management Board.

Hempel also announced Todd Cottrell as the company’s new Group Vice President for North America and member of Hempel’s Operational Management Board, effective since August 17.

US – Ascent Global Logistics has announced the formation of a new Board of Directors, which now includes independent directors Cordia Harrington, founder and CEO of The Bakery Cos., and Jim Van Leenan, former CEO of Flash Global Logistics and USPack Logistics.

Additionally, Christopher Doerr has moved from the Roadrunner Transportation Systems Board to the Ascent Board, contemporaneous with the company's spin-off.

US – Navistar International has announced a series of executive appointments under the leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer Persio Lisboa, effective immediately.

Friedrich Baumann has accepted the role of President, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. Baumann will be responsible for the complete commercial process for customers and dealers and will continue to serve as liaison with Navistar's alliance partner, TRATON Group. He will work closely with Michael Cancelliere, who has elected to retire after a successful 40-year career with Navistar, to ensure a smooth transition.

Phil Christman has additional responsibilities in his role of President, Operations. He will lead Navistar's global operations, including the Brazil, Mexico and Global Export businesses. This is in addition to his oversight of procurement, product development, manufacturing and supply chain.

Robert Walsh has accepted the position of Vice President, Emerging Technologies, Strategy and Planning. He will manage the recently announced partnership with TuSimple and will oversee the development of Navistar's newest business unit, NEXT eMobility Solutions. Walsh returns to Navistar, where he previously served for 15 years in several roles, including President, Navistar Defense.

Photo: Lise Demant new Managing Director of Svitzer Europe and Videlina Georgieva new Global CCO at Svitzer.