EV Cargo makes management additions, eyes revenue above $3 billion
Hong Kong-headquartered freight forwarder, EV Cargo, has strengthened its team in a push to reach an ambitious plan to surpass $3 billion in revenue by 2025.
Following several recent appointments, including Virginia Alzina as chief sustainability officer and board directors Gary Edwards and Rupert Myer, industry veteran Paul Coutts will join EV Cargo as COO on September 1, 2021. He is expected to be based in Singapore.
Coutts joins from Singapore Post where, as group CEO, he has overseen the transformation of the 160-year-old Singapore listed company into an innovative global business and pioneer in eCommerce logistics.
Prior to SingPost, Coutts was Global CEO of Toll Global Forwarding, having previously held top leadership positions at major global logistics and postal companies.
With more than 35 years of experience in senior executive level positions in the Logistics Industry, he has extensive operational and commercial experience across the logistics spectrum.
EV Cargo eyes revenue growth
EV Cargo, which manages supply chains for the world’s leading brands, is targeting to grow from its current base of $1.4bn and surpass $3bn of revenue by 2025 through organic growth and M&A.
With an active pipeline of acquisition candidates and well-developed M&A capabilities, EV Cargo plans to build on its strong existing geographic footprint in Asia and Europe, as well as expand into the USA.
Heath Zarin, Founder and CEO of EV Cargo, said: “EV Cargo is on target to surpass $1.5bn of annual revenue and continues to provide excellent service to our customers during an incredibly challenging time for global supply chains. Thanks to years of hard work by some of the brightest people I have ever worked with, EV Cargo enters this next phase of development from a position of strength, as we power the global economy by providing technology-enabled supply chain services.
As part of its commitment to providing growth opportunities for its people, EV Cargo has announced several internal promotions.
Michael Conroy, CEO of EV Cargo’s Palletforce Express Division for the past 13 years, has been appointed CEO of EV Cargo UK, a newly created role. Michael has managed and overseen over $140m worth of investment from EmergeVest and grown the earnings tenfold to be the clear market leader.
Previously, he was part of the management team to turnaround the fortunes of ANC Express, which was subsequently sold to FedEx for $169 million. The EV Cargo UK structure also includes Ross Eggleton being promoted from executive vice present, Business Development to COO, UK.
EV Cargo has a long-standing commitment to technology and innovation, with an industry-leading digital capability. As part of a planned succession, EV Cargo Technology CEO Craig Sears-Black has taken on a new role of executive vice president, Growth & Innovation. Duncan Grewcock has been promoted to CEO of Technology.
Given the important links between EV Cargo’s Global Forwarding and Technology businesses, Clyde Buntrock, CEO of Global Forwarding will have an expanded role with Technology reporting to him on a global basis.
Buntrock’s logistics career spans more than 25 years and he has contributed significantly to EV Cargo’s leadership position in global freight forwarding and international supply chain management.
EV Cargo is also pleased to announce that Andy Humpherson, CEO of EV Cargo Solutions, will expand his role to include owned fleet transport, while Wendy Dean joins as executive vice president of People. The newly created role focuses on people, culture, and EV Cargo’s diversity and inclusivity programme.
“We are all very excited about our plans for growth and expansion and I am thrilled that we have managed to assemble such an incredible team of people. I would like to welcome the most recent addition to our senior leadership team, Paul Coutts, who will join us in September from Singapore Post. It is also my pleasure to congratulate Michael Conroy on his promotion to CEO of EV Cargo UK, Clyde Buntrock on his expanded responsibilities and the entire EV Cargo team on our continued success,” said Zarin.