Staff Changes in Shipping, Road Haulage and Logistics Related Sectors Announced This Week

GERMANY - Dachser has announced Robert Erni as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Erni succeed Burhard Eling and will begin his 'onboarding phase' at Dachser as Deputy Director on September 1. Most recently, the Erni was CFO at listed logistics provider Panalpina, where he headed the merger with Danish logistics group DSV.

FINLAND - The Halton Group has announced two nominations in the group management, effective as of September 1. Halton Group's current CFO Janne Pukkila will take on a new role as Director, Operational Excellence. In his new role, Pukkila will continue to report to Group CEO Kai Konola.

Additionally, Mikko Mattila will join Halton Group as its new CFO. SWEDEN - Martin Witt has been appointed as Vice President and Head of Volvo Group Venture Capital as of June 1. He will report to Anna Westerberg, Senior Vice President, Volvo Group Connected Solutions.

Before joining the Volvo Group, Martin held the position as Managing Director at Accenture Strategy UK - Berkshire-based fulfilment specialist, Walker Logistics, has announced the appointment of William Walker as its new Managing Director. Walker assumes this role from Bob Montague, who has served as MD for the past 15 years.

Montague will remain with the company in a consultancy role. Walker has held a number of roles within the company since entering the business and most recently served as Sales and Marketing Director. He has been working side-by-side with Montague to allow a smooth transition and continuity of leadership.

UK - Pall-Ex has appointed Former Palletways Network Development Director, Michelle Naylor, as its new UK Commercial Director. Naylor brings 25 years' experience within the logistics industry to the role and will be based at Pall-Ex's central hub in Ellistown. UK - Battery manufacturer Britishvolt has announced the appointment of automotive specialist Charles Morgan, to both the Advisory Board and Board of Directors, as a non-executive Director.

CHINA - Shanghai Renaissance International Transportation Company (RENSHA), part of the Hong Kong-based U-Freight Group, has promoted Lily Tao to Vice General Manager. For the past decade she had been Assistant to the company's General Manager. SINGAPORE - DHL has named Justin Baird as Head of its Asia Pacific Innovation Centre (APIC) in Singapore.

APIC was formally headed by Pang Mei Yee, who recently took on the role of Head of DHL Consulting in Asia.

JAPAN - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has announced a change in responsibilities of Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Kazuhiko Harigai, to the role of Representative Director and Senior Manging Executive Officer, effective since June 23.

Photo: Robert Erni, new Chief Financial Officer at Dachser.

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