We all need to take responsibility for reducing environmental impact.

What does your new role involve?
“I will lead Region Europe on what is already a successful path. This will mean working closely with our customers to find ways to continuously improve our efficiency and performance.”

What is your vision for Region Europe?
“I want to create innovative solutions which will deliver cost savings and add value to our customers’ businesses. We will do this by developing our product portfolio and network capabilities in line with customer needs.”

What are the three main goals for Europe in the coming years?
“We will continue to grow our organisational presence in key markets and build solid partnerships with our customers to create value for them. This links to the third goal, as we will add the greatest value through the continued expansion of our factory-to-dealer solution – the most recent project is our terminal development in Saint Petersburg with Rolf Logistics.”

How will these goals be achieved?
“The key is to understand what drives our customers’ development and this can only truly be achieved through a partnership relationship. Decisions will be made as close to the market as possible so ongoing discussions with customers and suppliers will be crucial.”

What experience do you bring to this role?
“My broad-based experience in trade management and as head of the sales team in Region Asia has given me a solid understanding of WWL’s product offering across the globe. I also recognise the importance of delivering value on the back of a strong customer-supplier relationship.”

What are the main challenges for the future? 
“Although the upturn has begun, many countries and sectors are still a long way from recovery. This means efficiency gains in the supply chain are more important than ever. Going forward, the logistics industry will also need to respond to stricter environmental regulations. We all need to take responsibility for reducing environmental impact while, at the same time, mitigating cost increases by working smarter. Both aspects will require closer collaboration across the entire supply chain.”