Monday, March 16, 2015

Staff Movements in the Logistics, Shipping and Freight Forwarding Sectors This Week

Several High Level Appointments - and Withdrawals
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – Dr Thomas Lieb has announced that he will leave the Deutsche Bahn Group effective March 31, after he handed in his resignation from his positions as Head of Schenker Logistics and Chairman of Schenker AG. Dr. Lutz Freytag, member of the Management Board of Schenker AG for Finance/ Controlling, will take over the position as Chairman of Management Board of Schenker AG on an interim basis, until a suitable successor has been found. The change at the top of the shipping and freight forwarding group has been reported as being ‘by mutual agreement’.

DENMARK – Maersk Line has announced the appointment of Pierre Danet, current Vice President and regional CFO of Hewlett Packard, Printing and Personal Systems in EMEA, as its next Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board effective April 7. Current Chief Strategy, Finance and Transformation Officer, Jakob Stausholm, will continue in the role of Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, which the company says will add further focus and leadership to the ongoing transformation and business development of Maersk Line.

DENMARK – Long-time Maersk man, Kenneth Henriks has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer of Monjasa, succeeding Michael Esben. Henriks returns to Denmark having most recently held the position of CFO of Maersk Oil, based in Qatar.

UK – The Commercial Boat Operators Association has announced the appointment of Dr David Quarmby CBE as President to succeed the late Sonia Rolt. Mrs Rolt, who passed away last year will be a hard act to follow as the ‘Grande Dame’ of the canal boat scene and widow of the late Tom Rolt. Quarmby is Chairman of the Canal and River Trust’s Freight Advisory Group, and has held many senior level appointments in the transport and logistics industry.

UK – B&H Worldwide has promoted Doug Coull to the newly created position of Senior Regional Director, which sees his responsibilities include the Americas region in addition to the European operations. In his new role, Coull will continue to be based at B&H’s facility at London Heathrow Airport and will report directly to the company’s global CEO, Stuart Allen. An equivalent appointment which will mirror Coull’s role will be made to cover the Asia Pacific region in the near future.

US – The American Trucking Association has named Mala Krishnamoorti Parker to the newly created role of Vice President for Coalitions.

US – Adriene Bailey has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer at Yusen Logistics (Americas), reporting directly to Kunihiko Miyoshi, President and CEO of the Americas region. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey, and have responsibility for the overall strategy of the Americas Region.

US – According to reports, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced Daphne Jefferson as its new Deputy Administrator, succeeding Bill Bronrott.

US – Eagle Bulk Shipping has announced the appointment of Stanley Ryan, a current member of the Eagle Bulk board, as its new CEO, effective since March 6. Ryan succeeds Sophocles Zoullas who has resigned from all positions at the Company. Concurrent with Ryan's appointment, he has resigned from the audit committee of the Board, to be replaced by Bart Veldhuizen, a Director of the Company.

SINGAPORE – Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Joerg Roehl to manage its business in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Roehl, current Chief Commercial Officer and a Group Managing Director, replaces Jesper Traerup,

SINGAPORE – Martin Ackermann, current CEO of Evergas, has been named to take over as BW LPG’s new CEO, once his contractual commitments have been finalised. Current CEO, Nicholas Gleeson, will in due course return to his previous position as Chief Financial Officer of BW Group.

WORLDWIDE – Not strictly freight and logistics related, the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has appointed Dr. Fang Liu of China as the new Secretary General of the Organization for a three-year term, beginning August 1.

Liu succeeds Raymond Benjamin of France, who has held the position for two consecutive terms since 2009, and becomes the first woman ever to be appointed to the position heading the United Nations specialised agency for civil aviation, and only the second ICAO Secretary General from an Asia Pacific State.