Christopher Connor has been appointed the new deputy CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) replacing Anders Boman who moved to take up the role of chief executive of Wallenius Lines in Stockholm.
Conner, who will take up the role from the beginning of October, does so in addition to his current position as head of region Americas and will continue to be based at the company’s Americas headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, reporting directly to WWL’s CEO Arild Iversen.
Connor has nearly 30 years of experience in the maritime and logistics sectors, joining Wallenius Lines in 1994 in the US as vice president of Sales and Marketing. When Wallenius Lines and Wilhelmsen Lines formed Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in July 1999, Connor was named executive vice president of region Americas. He relocated to the company’s global corporate headquarters in the summer of 2001 and took up the position of head of the Commercial division in August 2001. He became Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Ocean Services division in March 2002, prior to being appointed as president of Region Americas in 2004.
Iversen said: “With his extensive experience of our operations, working in different cultures and excellent relationships with key customers and our owners, Chris is well prepared for this new role. I have enjoyed working together with Chris in various capacities over the last nine years and look forward to working even closer with him.”

Luc Nadal will take up a new position as director of Gefco’s Freight and Logistics Department from October 4th, replacing Michel Saywell who moves to become general secretary of the company. Nadal’s appointment means he will also become a member of the board of directors at Gefco.
Nadal was previously deputy managing director of Geodis with responsibility for rail transportation.
He was also director of French operator SNCF’s freight division – Fret SNCF – until January this year, when he left suddenly just four months into the job, handing over the responsibility there to Sylvie Charles. He was also deputy operations director at Fret SNCF between 2007 and 2008, but joined the company in 2005 as president and CEO of CNC (Compagnie nouvelle des conteneurs), which later became Naviland Cargo.
As part of its wide-ranging management restructuring Panalpina has announced that Mike Wilson will mange its logistics department from January 2011 in the role of global head of logistics.
He will oversee the Road & Rail and the Warehousing & Distribution sub-products encompassing product management, network management, procurement and operations.
Wilson has 20 years of global supply chain and technology management experience in companies including Celestica, Exel Logistics (now DHL) and Deutsche Post DHL.
At the same time the company has announced that Frank Hercksen will be global head of ocean freight while Henrik Lund will take up the position of global head of air freight.