We seek to understand the needs of our customers and offer them a complete end-to-end solution, for factory to dealer or factory to site.
What experience do you bring to this role?
“I have been in shipping for 30 years – in various capacities as a seafarer, ship manager, agent/freight forwarder and Head of the Philippines and Hong Kong.”
What is your vision for the Indian market?
“India is a growing economy. There is an undeniable demand for infrastructure and consumer goods that cannot be ignored or turned back, and this brings tremendous opportunities for logistics players that are efficient and can offer a complete SCM solution. And the whole region is a growing consumer and industrial market, so India is consequently becoming a hub for manufacturers of autos, heavy rolling equipment and wind turbine generators. Obviously, India stands to make tremendous gains from global trade. Our vision is to help Indian manufacturers reach domestic and global markets, and help overseas manufacturers efficiently reach Indian markets.”
How can WWL support customers in India?
“We seek to understand the needs of our customers and offer them a complete end-to-end solution, for factory to dealer or factory to site. This means identifying the correct partners and investments in India to facilitate long-term relationships. We will develop a product in India that can be sustained with both inbound and outbound volumes, for cars as well as High & Heavy cargo.”
How do you like living in India?
“I have returned home after nearly 11 years outside the country, and I am enjoying the experiences, especially the food. There has been a lot of positive change in the country in terms of a younger, well-educated and growing middle class that can afford cars and independent housing, and is increasingly unwilling to accept poor infrastructure and corruption – and these are drivers for change.
What are you looking forward to most in your new job?
“India is becoming a manufacturing and export hub for the Automotive and heavy equipment sectors, and as a result large investments are being made for developing infrastructure – in India as well as South Asia. This will create many, many exciting opportunities for manufacturers, and WWL will grow to support them. I am looking forward to being part of that growth story.”