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People on the move – Hapag-Lloyd looking for a new CFO; Cabau-Woehrel to rejoin CMA CGM

Nicolas Burr is to leave his post as CFO of Hapag-Lloyd AG; the Port of Marseilles will need to appoint a new CEO

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Nicolas Burr is to leave his post as CFO of Hapag-Lloyd AG. His contract is up for renewal in February 2020, but will not be renewed and a replacement is being sought. He or she will have to be nominated by CSAV, whose representative on the Board Mr Burr was. Hapag-Lloyd has not commented, but shipping circles in Hamburg describe relations between Mr Burr and other member of the Board and senior staff as poor.

 

CMA CGM has announced the appointment of Christine Cabau-Woehrel to the position of Executive Vice President in charge of assets. From 15th March, her main responsibilities will be managing vessels, newbuildings, containers, intermodal transport assets and the group’s terminals. After 24 years with CMA CGM Group, Cabau-Woehrel became a transport consultant in 2011. The following year, she was appointed CEO of the Port of Dunkirk and in March 2014 she was appointed CEO of the Port of Marseille-Fos. At the time of writing, GPM de Marseille has not commented on the search for her successor in that role.

Christine Cabau Woehrel
Christine Cabau Woehrel

Josep Maria Cruset i Domenech has been appointed President of the Port of Tarragona. A chemist and engineer by background, Crust has held senior positions with ChemMed, the chemical cluster for the chemical industry in Southern Europe. He was already a member of the Board of the Tarragona port Promotion Committee (APPORTT), a member of MEDPorts Association and the Mediterranean Port Community.

 

Jari Kontunen is the new Technical Director of the Port of HaminaKotka in Finland. He joins from Sitowise Oy, where he worked in the Sarens and Mussalo-D projects in the port, and before that he was with the Technical Department of the Port of Hamina (before its merger with neighbouring Kotka in 2011).

Josep Maria Cruset i Domènech
Josep Maria Cruset i Domènech

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France: Bureau Veritas has announced the appointment, effective January 1, of Matthieu de Tugny as Executive Vice-President, Bureau Veritas Group to lead the Marine & Offshore Division (M&O). He will be a member of the Bureau Veritas Group Executive Committee reporting to Didier Michaud-Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas. De Tugny succeeds Philippe Donche-Gay as the head of Marine & Offshore. Up to now, De Tugny was SVP and COO of the division. Donche-Gay will retire from the Bureau Veritas Group on January 31, 2019.

 

Associated British Ports has announced that Alison Rumsey, currently Group HR Director at Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, will be joining it later this year as its Chief HR Officer.

Alison Rumsey
Alison Rumsey

Valery Sklyarov has been appointed as the General Director of SUE Sevastopol Sea Port in Crimea, by order of the Sevastopol Governor Dmitry Ovsyannikov. His main task is to implement an agreement between the Logistics, part of Rostec Corporation, and the government of Sevastopol to develop the port for military and technical purposes. The port has long been the base for the Russian Black Sea fleet.

 

Ingo Brauckmann has been appointed Head of Logistics at ThyssenKrupp Steel. He was formerly Head of Supply Chain at Berner Group.

 

Hamburg Commercial Bank has appointed Jan-Philipp Rohr as Head, Asset Lending, which includes the formerly stand-alone Ship Finance division. His appointment follows the departure of Christian Nieswandt, who was in charge of the latter at the bank, formerly HSH Nordbank. The bank’s new owners have cut jobs as part of their restructuring programme.

 

Kansas City, Mo. USA: The US Chamber of Commerce has announced that Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern (KCS) has been appointed as US Chairman of its US-Mexico Economic Council. In this role, Ottensmeyer will preside over the US-Mexico CEO Dialogue, which meets twice annually.

 

Stephen Foster, Cargotec’s Senior Vice President Audit & Assurance, has been appointed SVP Finance, Business Ares Kalmar, as of 1st February 2019. As part of this move, Foster leaves Cargotec’s Extended Executive Board, and the latter’s membership goes down from 11 to 10.

 

Magna Tyres Group is expanding its worldwide network of offices and distribution, and has opened a new North American office, in Ontario, Canada, to expand its presence in the USA and Canada. It is headed up by Alex Vitale, as General Manager, Magna Tyres, USA and Canada.

 

Project logistics specialist Deugro has consolidated its Nordic countries into one regional office, Deugro (Scandinavia) Oy, based in Vantaa (near Helsinki Airport), Finland. The set-up is managed by Matias Setälä, Country Manager, Finland and Sweden.

 

Alexandria, VA, USA: North America’s biggest 3PL trade association, The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents: Matt Mantione, CAE, becomes Vice President of Membership; Chris Burroughs is Vice President of Government Affairs; and Will Sehestedt is Vice President of Government Affairs.

 

Bremen, Germany: Röhlig Logistics has appointed digitisation experts Verena Pausder and Jan Brorhilker to its Advisory Board.

 

Berlin, Germany: Berlin-based start-up InstaFreight has appointed logistics specialist Dirk Reich as Chairman of the Board. Reich has more than 35 years of experience in the industry, including 20 years at Kühne + Nagel. InstaFreight, whose Managing Director and Co-Founder is Philipp Ortwein, claims to be the leading digital-based freight forwarding company in Europe.

 

London, UK: LOC Group, the international marine and engineering consultancy and surveyor, has appointed Nikos Benetis as Group Director of Hull & Machinery and Due Diligence Services. He was previously LOC’s Director of Financial Institution Advisory Services.

 

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