Appointments: K+N, Bolloré Logistics and UTC Overseas bring new faces onboard
Another week has passed and some more changes have been going on in the industry with Kuehne+Nagel, Bolloré Logistics and UTC Overseas all bringing in new names.
Kuehne+Nagel adds Marc Pfeffer to Management Board
The board of directors of the logistics major Kuehne+Nagel has added Marc Pfeffer to the management board. From January 2023, Marc Pfeffer will join the management board in his capacity as Group General Counsel and will remain responsible as Corporate Secretary of its Board of Directors.
Marc Pfeffer (1971) started at Kuehne+Nagel as Group General Counsel in 2014 and has since been heading worldwide the Legal department with responsibility for Group Legal, including Trade Control and Data Protection. The independently managed Compliance department is also under his responsibility. From mid-2019, Marc Pfeffer assumed additional responsibility as Corporate Secretary of the Board of Directors of Kuehne+Nagel International.
Before joining Kuehne+Nagel, Marc Pfeffer held senior positions such as General Counsel at DB Netz and at OC Oerlikon Corporation.
Bolloré Logistics names new Abu Dhabi branch manager
Bolloré Logistics has dipped into its own ranks and nominated Rania Saoud as Branch Manager of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Saoud has been part of the group for the last four years and previously held the position of Key Account Manager based in Dubai with responsibility for some of the major global accounts.
In her role as Branch Manager of Abu Dhabi, Saoud will be responsible for developing existing key accounts, identifying local opportunities in all sectors, and striving for operational excellence towards its clients. She will also have the mission of developing the Oil & Gas vertical by mobilising skills and expertise for the network.
“After four amazing years as a Key Account Manager, I am very excited to be part of the Abu Dhabi team. Thanks to our dynamic Sales forces, I am convinced that we will take Bolloré Logistics Abu Dhabi to new heights especially since Abu Dhabi, as the capital of the United Arab Emirates, benefits from a very strong and diversified economy.” Saoud said.
UTC Overseas brings in former Tradelossa Managing Director
UTC Overseas has brought in Rafael de los Santos Diaz to its team, naming him North American Heavy Haul Business Development Director. He will focus primarily on the energy sector, working closely with Ivan Oceguera, UTC Mexico Country Manager, and reporting to Marco Poisler, COO Global Energy and Capital Projects.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from McGill University, Rafael’s educational background has shaped his approach to project management with technical expertise and a keen business sense that has been sharpened by 25 years of experience in the field.
He spent 15 years with Tradelossa, where he started out on the International Business Development Team and was promoted to Commercial Director and then to Managing Director. By prioritising client relationship development, having meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to shift and adapt as conditions change, he provides clients with the most cost- and time-effective solutions. During his tenure, he developed the team to service a broader international customer base and established the company as the leader in heavy haul transport in Mexico. Before Tradelossa, Rafael worked with GE in finance, marketing, and production capacities.
Marco Poisler believes Rafael’s experience will strengthen UTC’s position in the Mexican market, “Rafael’s boots-on-the-ground knowledge of the projects market in Mexico is unparalleled. With a proven track record of success in the US and Mexico, he will work with targeted accounts with heavy haul and specialized trucking needs.”
Active in the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Rafael currently sits on the Board of Directors. He has previously been elected twice to the Transportation Governing Committee, which determines the ongoing strategy and future of the organisation. As the only Latin American sitting on this committee at the time, he gave essential insight to the team on Mexican transportation and safety issues.