Peter Waller_optPeter Waller (pictured) has been named as Ceva Logistics’ chief financial officer and member of the executive board with immediate effect, replacing Arjan Kaaks.

Kaaks, who is said to be leaving to “pursue new opportunities”, only joined the Netherlands-headquartered company from retail firm Maxeda DIY just over a year ago.

Waller was previously CFO at Eurofins Scientific and spent over eight years with travel company Thomas Cook in London and Frankfurt. He has an MBA from ESSEC and the University of Mannheim and a PhD in Strategy from the University of Paderborn in Germany.

Xavier Urbain, CEO of Ceva, said Waller’s “strong commercial and strategic expertise and leadership skills” made him “an excellent fit” for the company.