Ceva Logistics has announced that Didier Chenneveau, currently European vice president and chief supply chain officer for LG Electronics, will take over as head of Ceva’s growing business in Asia Pacific from Vittorio Favati.
“I am pleased to welcome Didier on board and believe he will bring strong leadership to our growing Asia Pacific region. Said Ceva’s CEO John Pattullo. “With Vittorio transitioning to lead our business and sales areas, it makes us well placed to maximize on the opportunities we are seeing in the market and positions us well for continued growth in 2011.”
Favati, who has been heading activities for Ceva in the region for nine years, will move to the global role of chief business development officer, based from the company’s headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Coen van der Maarel, who currently holds the position of chief business development officer, will be moving to a newly formed role as managing director for Central and Eastern Europe, reporting to Leigh Pomlett, president of Northern Europe. All changes will be effective from the beginning of 2011.
Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of Daimler and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division, has been re-elected as president of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) by its board of directors for another year.
He will lead the association through 2011 as it focuses on sustainable mobility and EU industrial policy, as well as enhancing the global competitiveness of the EU economy with an emphasis on the automotive industry.
“The European automobile industry is recovering from the financial and economic crisis, but the macro economic circumstances in Europe remain very challenging”, said Zetsche. “Nevertheless, we’ve stayed in the fast lane on our way to sustainable mobility.”
“As an industry we’re certainly not approaching policy makers with our ‘hats in our hands’. What we do argue, however, is that well-designed and executed EU industrial policy can make a tangible difference.”
Zetsche has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since December 1998 and is Chairman since January 2006.
The UK’s Coalition Government has announced the appointment of Lin Homer as the new permanent secretary at the Department for Transport beginning in January. Homer, who is currently chief executive at the UK Border Agency, follows Robert Devereux who is moving to become permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions. The appointment has been approved by the prime minister and by the transport secretary Philip Hammond.
Cabinet secretary and head of the Civil Service, Sir Gus O'Donnell, said: "I am delighted that Lin has been appointed as the permanent secretary at the Department for Transport. She brings a wealth of leadership experience in some of the country's most important public service delivery bodies, most recently at the UK Border Agency, and previously as chief executive of Britain's largest local authority in Birmingham where her responsibilities included highways, public transport and airports.
Commenting on her appointment, Homer said: "I am very excited to be taking on this role at such an important time for transport and joining the many excellent professionals in Government and wider who help design and run our transport system. The Department has to contribute to the country's economic growth and also help to promote quality of life and the green agenda.”
Lufthansa Cargo is changing its chairman and CEO at the beginning of January with the departure of Carsten Spohr who will take up a new position as CEO of Lufthansa Germany Airlines.
He will be replaced by Karl Ulrich Garnadt, currently in charge of Hub Management & Passenger Services on the Lufthansa German Airlines board.
Additionally, the Lufthansa Cargo Supervisory Board has named a successor for Karl-Heinz Köpfle as Board Member Operations at Lufthansa Cargo. Karl-Heinz Köpfle is stepping down into retirement after 42 years of service at the Lufthansa Group on 1 April 2011. His position is to be taken over by Dr Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, currently employed in the Lufthansa passenger business as head of hub management in Frankfurt. Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht’s appointment to the Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board is also initially for a three-year term.
Chris Turner has been appointed head of operations – logistics for Geodis Calberson and will be based at the company’s warehouse complex at Magna Park, Lutterworth in the UK.
He will be responsible for logistics operations over four Geodis Calberson sites in the UK and reports to Gary Hubbard Geodis Calberson director – logistics, also based at the Magna Park complex.
Turner has extensive experience of the industry since entering the logistics sector in 2001 with Tibbett and Britten, and serving since then in a variety of roles with DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and DB Schenker.