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People on the move – changes at ICTSI; Ewald Kaiser to leave DB Schenker

Chris Lewis is to retire from DP World UK. Andrew Dawes will take the helm at ICTSI Asia Pacific as Chris Gonzalez is promoted to a global role

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International Container Terminal Services, Inc has appointed Andrew Dawes as Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, replacing Christian R Gonzalez, who has been named Global Corporate Head. Dawes will be directly responsible for the management and development of ICTSI’s Asia Pacific portfolio outside of the Philippines. Prior to joining ICTSI, Dawes was Managing Director of APM Terminals Salalah. He has also been COO of Intels Nigeria Ltd, MD and COO of various APM Terminals in regional and concessions locations in Africa and the Middle East. He also worked for DP World, P&O Ports and Southampton Container Terminal in the UK.

Andy Dawes
Andy Dawes

Chris Lewis, DP World’s UK Chief Executive Officer of DP Word, has announced that he will retire next year, after 35 years in the ports and shipping industries. He has been with DP World for eight years, first as CEO of DP World Southampton and moving into his UK role with responsibility for both Southampton and London Gateway. He will remain with the company until April 2019 to ensure a smooth handover to his successor.


Oakland, Calif, USA: Kevin Fong, a University of California, Berkeley systems expert, has been named IT Director at the Port of Oakland. He most recently served as IT Director for University Development and Alumni Relations. In his new role Fong replaces Acting IT Director Kyle Mobley, who has returned to his role as Aviation Information Technology Manager at Oakland International Airport.

Alexander Winter
Alexander Winter

Ewald Kaiser requested the termination of his employment contract as COO (originally valid until 2022) of DB Schenker AG and is leaving the company. His responsibilities will be split between three new Board members: Christian Drenthen will continue as Director of Global Land Transport, but will no longer report to Kaiser; Thorsten Meinicke, up to now Director, Sea Transportation with Kuehne + Nagel, is joining DB Schenker as Director, Air and Sea Transport; Xavier Garijo, an American national, is joining DB Schenker from Revlon, to take charge of Contract Logistics. This post was formerly occupied by Tom Schmitt, but he left DB Schenker a few months ago.


There will also be a change in management at the DB Schenker company managing Austria and South East Europe. On 1st December Alexander Winter will take over as CEO from Helmut Schweighofer, who has been appointed head of DB Schenker, Europe based in Germany.

Chris Alderete
Chris Alderete

Paris, France: Geodis has appointed Ashwani Nath as Vice-President & Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Philippe de Carné, Group CCO, Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce omni-channel solutions, gathering all existing physical and digital expertise in the company. The post is based in Geodis’ global HQ in Paris. Nath, was previously Global Market Line Director - Retail for Geodis.


San Antonio, Texas, USA: Chris Alderete is the new Board Chair of the Port of San Antonio. An appointee of City Council District 7, she has been a member of the Board since 2008.


Christian Hagemyer is leaving the Board of Directors of DVB SE Bank at his own request. He will be succeeded by Dr Rainer Jakubowski, Professor of Banking and Finance at the University for Economy and Management in Frankfurt-am-Main. Dr. Jakubowski will head the Board together with Ralf Bedranowsky and David Goring–Thomas. Dr Jakubowski has held senior management positions with Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank and was also a member of the Board of Deutsche Schiffsbank (Commerzbank Group) and of Heta Asset Resolution AG, responsible for risk management. DVB Bank has been owned by DZ Bank since 2017, its aircraft and railways portfolios have already been sold and the €9.5B ship finance portfolio and €1.8B offshore portfolios are also up for sale, with a loss prevention of €778M.


The United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA’s) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ward, has been appointed to the Board of the Institute of Export and International Trade.


On 1 January 2019, Harald Gloy will be appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG with responsibility for operations. He succeeds Sören Stark, who has led Operations since April 2016 and will become the new COO of Lufthansa Technik. Gloy is currently responsible for global component services at Lufthansa Technik.

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