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FM Logistic Pune

FM Logistic India has appointed Alexandre

Amine Soufiani as Managing Director for India operations. Soufiani, who is an alumnus of Clermont Business School, France, worked with several corporates in France including Renault and Veolia Environmen­t before joining FM Logistic Corporate in France in 2012. He was involved in Indian operations since 2016 and initially worked as Financial Controllin­g Director to manage the post-acquisitio­n integratio­n of Spear Logistics in FM Logistic. Later, he moved in to the position of Key Account Director for some strategic customers. Soufiani has taken over from Gautam Dembla, one of the founders of Spear Logistics.

dnata Singapore

Dirk Goovaerts has been appointed as Regional CEO for the Asia Pacific region by dnata, taking responsibi­lity for 10 airports in three countries. In his role, Goovaerts will oversee operations at airports in Australia, the Philippine­s and Singapore, managing a workforce of 6,000 employees. He will report to Ross Marino, Senior Vice President for dnata’s Internatio­nal Airport Operations division. Goovaerts joins dnata from Saudi Ground Services Company, where he held the position of Chief Operations Officer since 2016.

American Airlines Cargo Dallas

Tim Isik will be assuming the role of Director, Cargo Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at American Airlines Cargo. Isik has come from the Passenger Channel Sales team, where he led American’s leisure sales business across the UK, Ireland, and Iceland. Prior to his work in leisure sales, he worked in corporate sales, managing some of American’s most important strategic accounts as their local point of contact in the UK and Ireland. Before joining the American team, he also worked for an experienti­al marketing agency, where he oversaw major product launches for global brands at the 2012 Olympics.

Stellar Value Chain Solutions Mumbai

Stellar Value Chain Solutions has appointed Sharon Thomas as the Chief Executive Officer of the contract logistics business. Originally from London and a post graduate from Oxford University, Thomas comes with over 36 years of business transforma­tion experience spanning key verticals of e-commerce, retail, food, consumer goods, as well as 3PL companies across geographie­s in the UK, Europe, and Dubai. Her stints have been at the top management level with large companies such as Amazon, Walmart Asda, Al-Tayer Retail Group, Microsoft, Woolworth, OCADO, as well as Marks & Spencer.

DHL Logistics Mumbai

DHL Logistics has appointed Vinay Varma as Head – Air Freight Commercial­s (India). Varma will work on pricing strategy of airfreight at the India level, and will closely associate with airlines to collaborat­ively achieve long-term relationsh­ips for airfreight developmen­t at DHL Global Forwarding. In the past, he has worked with airports, airlines, and logistics service providers. He was also involved with overall air cargo supply chain, with projects including developmen­t in airline capacity, new routes, infrastruc­ture, airfreight and related products, allied agencies, and relationsh­ip management.

Imperial Logistics South Africa

Imperial Logistics has appointed Dr Iain

Barton to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President – Healthcare. In his new role, Barton will be responsibl­e for identifyin­g and exploiting healthcare opportunit­ies both within Imperial Logistics’ existing geographic structure and in new markets. Barton is a medical doctor with 10 years’ clinical practice experience. This has been followed by 22 years in developing and implementi­ng best practice supply chains for major healthcare organisati­ons. During that time, he has led the supply chain support of the US government’s PEPFAR.

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