59 Sugarloaf Crescent
Castlecrag, NSW, 2068
+ 61 (0) 414333002
He started his career 1978 as an apprentice with DB Schenker in Stuttgart and worked in Domestic Transport and Events until 1985 when he transferred to DB Schenker in Sydney, Australia as manager ocean freight. 1991-1998 he was General manager NSW heading an organisation of more than 100 staff.
1999 -2001 Ron was the global director of the Sydney Olympic Games for DB Schenker and secured the logistics service contract for the Sydney Olympic Games.
2002-2019 Ron was appointed Managing Director and CEO of DB Schenker Australia/New Zealand. Under his leadership he built up an organisation with more than 1200 staff and 25 locations for Air freight, Ocean freight and Contract Logistic activities. He was also a member of the APAC management team to steer the organisation in Asia.
2007-2019 Ron was a member of the German Australian Chamber of Commerce and a Director and Chairman for the organisation. He was awarded the prestigious Grand Cross of the Order or Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016 for supporting the bilateral trade and recognition of the German Industry in Australia.
He is also a non-executive director for the National Intermodal Company in Sydney and a member of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
Since 2019 Ron is a consultant for the logistics industry and opened his own company RMK Consultancy Pty Ltd specialising in supporting the Freight industry with his expertise in:
Orinoco 65, Of. 306
Santiago / Chile
+56 2 2418 8635
+56 9 8189 8784
Karl-Heinz started his career in International Freight Forwarding as an apprentice in Hamburg, Germany in 1975.
During his career Karl-Heinz held various management positions for International Freight Forwarding Companies such as
in the USA, Brazil and Chile, concentrating on Ocean-, Air and Project Freight.
+56 9 9321 7654
Reiner started his career in shipping during apprenticeship 1973-76 at Hapag-Lloyd Bremen/Hamburg. After finishing obligatory service with German Navy he continued with Hapag-Lloyd Bremen and strongly involved in business with Latin America, specially South Amercia West Coast.
After some time in London and Canary Islands at Hapag-Lloyd Agencies he joined the Ultramar Group in Chile where he continued his career in several managing positions, like at Antofagasta as Branch Manager and Santiago as Operations Manager of the Tramp Ship Agency network in Chile as well as Operations Manager of Transmares Naviera Chilena and Operations and Logistic Manager of Green Andes Chile, the Sales and Logistics office of Evergreen Line.
Since 2015 he is Manager of container depots in the central zone of Chile (Valparaiso, San Antonio and Santiago) for DYC Group, which also involves Logistic activities.
Avda. Alfonso Caso Andrade 66, Apt. 6
Col. Ampliacion Alpes
01710 Mexico City / Mexico
+52 55 2888 6325
Reto is a senior Logistics- and Supply chain executive.
His career took him through 10 countries on 3 continents. For 36 years in Kuehne + Nagel originally he focused on Ocean freight operations and development reaching the regional Ocean freight position for the Middle East and East Med. In a later phase dedicated to general management successfully leading the Mexican organization for 9 years and the South- and Central America Region for 6 years.
Besides the operational, organizational and development tasks Reto was confronted with M&A as well as restructuring processes during his extensive career.
People and cultural questions, development and coaching of talents as well as aligning global goals and standards with local customs and culture has always been of particular interest to him during all his years in Logistics Management.
Anita C. Bowen
Vertreterin von WCL Americas LLC
Anita has worked in the international freight forwarding industry for almost 10 years and has a Bachelor Degree majoring in International Business and Trade.
In 2003 Anita started her career at Kuehne+Nagel’s Regional Headquarter in New York, where she has started to learn the Seafreight Industry and was responsible for Imports from Europe and Asia. She then moved on to become a Business Analyst and Integration Manager for Customer Solutions, managing projects for large Clients from various industries that improved their Supply Chain processes.
Before moving back to Germany in 2011, after living abroad for almost 8 years, Anita had started her own company in the U.S. working as a Logistics Consultant and representative for WCL since 2009.
Anita has joined the WCL Germany team in early 2011, while still holding a part-time position with Kuehne+Nagel’s Corporate Customer Solutions Team, working on new developments.
In 2016 Anita moved to Miami, FL where she became part of the WCL U.S.A. team.
Within WCL, Anita will concentrate on specific projects, incl. the administration of WCL’s website.
SIG LS LLC
4924 Mc Kinley Street
33021 Hollywood FL
+1 954 643 11 84
Samuel Israël is an industry veteran with 35 years of global experience in Logistics and Supply Chain. Samuel, a French citizen, has acquired superior knowledge in the international trade environment having lived and worked in Europe,in the Americas and more recently in the Middle-East .
From 2000 to 2012 as Regional CEO for DHL Global Forwarding he has built the major logistics organization in Latin America with a revenue exceeding USD$1.5 billion in 2011. During his tenure, Samuel has driven mergers and acquisitions, integrations and massive organic growth.
In 2013 Samuel joined Damco,the logistic arm of the Maersk Group to first lead its Latin America region out of Panama and then the newly formed region of IMEA ( India,Middle East and Africa ) based out of Dubai .
Samuel is now back in the Americas to leverage his vast experience and support logistics organizations in their transformation and growth journeys.
Fluent in Spanish, English and French, Samuel holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Provence in France and has completed the Senior Executive Program from the IESE Business School.
7 Cypress Point Lane
Monroe, New Jersey 08831, U.S.A.
+1 201 456 1973
Tom has started his career in the international freight forwarding and transportation industry in 1983.
His focus throughout his career has been in the intercontinental logistics with extensive experience in Sales, Ocean, Air and Supply Chain Solutions and has traveled extensively throughout the world implementing structures and procedures as well as sales. During Tom’s professional experience he has held senior positions with major forwarding companies including SVP Ocean Services and VP of Sales. Companies include
His specialties during professional experience include
Since 2008 Tom has successfully run his own consulting company, TPD Associates in New Jersey with specialties in the following.
Air Cargo Plus Limited
Room 2006 , 20 F , 340
Queens Road Central
Christos comes with experience from 8 nations, 4 continents and over 25 years at the global air cargo and forwarding industry, during his professional Journey he was exposed to many different markets and cultures of doing airfreight business.
He is specialized in various airfreight sectors such as: advanced air freight consolidation management, neutral airfreight wholesale, ULDs utilization and equalization, gateway planning, airfreight product design to implementation, networking, and to effective selling & sourcing for the professional airfreight forwarder.
Having risen by a family from the air cargo industry, he has a passion for the world of airfreight, logistics and its people.
Christos founded the Air Cargo Group in Shanghai on 2003 – a global association of leading neutral airfreight wholesalers and consolidators.
He was also the former founder and managing partner of “China Cargo Alliance“ (2001) a network of local and independent Chinese airfreight forwarders, as well founder and CEO of NAC Consolidators Limited (Hong Kong ,Shanghai 2004) a neutral airfreight wholesale consolidator , that was later merged (2010) to a leading global NVOCC.
During his early days in Europe with his family business, he established airfreight organizations across eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, and he has represented various global freight forwarders at the region, as well several airlines as a GSA. He also has a vast experience in mega and sports events logistics, and he was appointed as an airfreight adviser for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
He studied in the UK airfreight forwarding and logistics management, holds IATA,BIFA,ASM,DGR certificates ,and he was privileged to work as an intern with AEI – Air Express International in Europe and USA.
Christos lives in China for the last decade, offering corporate air cargo logistic advisory solutions and training to major global logistics organizations through his consulting firm Air Cargo Plus Limited.
He is heavily involved in networking activities being the founder and CEO of Neutral Air Partner and co-founder and managing partner of the Air Cargo summit.
Block 6, Unit 2, Room 201
No. 105 JiangXi Road, Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong Province, P.R. China
Leslie started his career in COSCO Container line in Qingdao in 1995, then one year later he joined Evergreen Line’s agency office and took over varied roles in position of West bound, Vessel Planner, Import department and East bound department.
In 2001 he joined TMT, the Joint Venture between Maersk and China Railway, to support the block train operation for Maersk Line and other shipping lines with presence in China inland markets.
In 2002 he joined Maersk Logistics (now Damco) in Qingdao, responsible for FNG unit (NVOCC business by branding of DSL Star Express). In 2003 he was promoted to North China ITM head, overall responsible for NVOCC and Airfreight business as PNL owner. In 2006 he relocated to Tianjin as Tianjin/Beijing branch manager. The key success was to build up Beijing as airfreight hub in North China. In 2007 Leslie returned to Qingdao as Maersk Logistics North China operation manager, managing all suppliers’ procurement , commercial relationship and performance.
In 2008 he transferred to Brigantine Group, the affiliate of Maersk Group, as North China General Manager, to manage three joint ventures of Brigantine Group with local leading depot operators in Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian.
After fifteen years successful experience in shipping/logistics industry, in 2011 Leslie started his own business to provide executive search service to a number of global logistics and shipping lines, e-commerce Logistics companies in China with expansion to Asia Pacific area upon customers’ assignment. Leslie establish broad people connection across shipping, freight forwarder, 3PL in Greater China Area.
Leslie received MBA (2001) and bachelor degree (1995) from Shanghai Maritime University and now he lives in Qingdao, China.
Hans J. Willam
WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 40 8000 43751
+49 172 4011487
Hans J. Willam ist seit knapp 50 Jahren in der Logistik-/Speditionsbranche verwurzelt. 1999 gründete er die Firma WCL. Ende 2016 wurden die WCL Aktivitäten in der neu gegründeten WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics GmbH gebündelt. Hans J. Willam ist Mitgesellschafter der GmbH und auch Chairman (Vorsitzender des Beirats). Er fokussiert sich auf die Unterstützung der WCL Partner und, zusätzlich, auf die Implementierung von NVOCC Projekten. Während seiner fast 25-jährigen WCL-Aktivität, hat er im Bereich Executive Search und Recruitment vielen Kandidaten geholfen bedeutende Positionen zu übernehmen. Von Hans J. Willam betreute Kandidaten sind heute Vorstandsmitglieder verschiedener Top 5 Logistikunternehmen. Er hat auch verschiedene M+A Projekte umgesetzt, inklusive Vermittlung des Verkaufs mittelständischer Speditionsfirmen mit Firmenwerten oberhalb € 50 Mio.
Vor der Gründung von WCL, war er ca. 20 Jahre bei Kühne+Nagel (KN) beschäftigt, zuletzt als Global Head of Oceanfreight. KN ist Weltmarktführer der globalen Seefrachtbranche. Während seiner letzten Jahre bei KN verantwortete er rund zwei Drittel des weltweiten EBIT-Ergebnis von KN. Er bekleidete bei KN wichtige Positionen in Europa, Asien und USA.
U.A. war Hans J. Willam auch 4 Jahre bei Danzas (jetzt DHL) tätig. Späterhin war er mehrjährig der Global CEO einer global agierenden Speditionsfirma, welche Tochterfirmen in mehr als 10 Ländern hatte.
Ein 2-jähriges Engagement bei GEODIS in Paris als Global Head of Ocean- and Airfreight, sowie, in Doppelfunktion, RCEO Lateinamerika, runden seine globalen Kompetenzen ab.
Hans J. Willam war auch ehrenamtlich tätig. Er war mehrjährig Vorstandsmitglied im Verein Hamburger Spediteure (VHSp). Dem Verband gehören ca. 400 Speditionsfirmen an.
Dank seiner knapp 50-jährigen Logistiklaufbahn, ist Hans J. Willam innerhalb der Branche als kompetenter Fachmann bekannt. Auch die Fachpresse legt Wert auf seine Aussagen im Zuge der sich ständig verändernden Herausforderungen der Branche.
WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 40 8000 43751
+49 170 1512601
Martin Sieg ist ein hochqualifizierter Logistiker mit über 30 Jahren Erfahrung in der internationalen Logistik- und Lieferkettenbranche. Seit 2015 ist er Partner und Geschäftsführer bei WCL Worldwide Consultants in Logistics, wo er für die Entwicklung von Wachstums- und Markteinführungsstrategien für die Speditions- und Logistikbranche verantwortlich ist.
Vor seiner jetzigen Tätigkeit bekleidete er mehrere Führungspositionen bei global agierenden Logistikunternehmen wie Rhenus Logistics, DAMCO und Bolloré. Bei Rhenus Logistics war er als CEO Air and Ocean Europe für alle europäischen Luft- und Seefrachtaktivitäten zuständig und leitete die Bereiche Beschaffung, Vertrieb, Marketing, Prozessentwicklung, Controlling, M & A und Personal.
Bevor er zu Rhenus Logistics kam, war Martin Sieg Global Head of Ocean Freight bei DAMCO, einem globalen Anbieter von Speditions- und Supply-Chain-Management-Dienstleistungen. Außerdem war er über 13 Jahre lang bei Bolloré tätig, zuletzt als Geschäftsführer bis Dezember 2011. Martin Sieg begann seine Karriere in der Logistikbranche als Geschäftsführer bei Hapag-Lloyd UK, einer in Deutschland ansässigen Containerreederei.
Zusätzlich zu seiner aktuellen Rolle bei WCL und seinen früheren Führungspositionen war Martin Sieg als Beirats- und Aufsichtsratsmitglied bei diversen Start-Ups und führenden Logistikunternehmen tätig.
Im Laufe seiner Karriere hat sich Martin Sieg einen Ruf als kompetenter und erfahrener Logistikexperte mit Schwerpunkt auf Fusionen und Übernahmen, strategischer Vertriebsentwicklung, Umstrukturierung und Wandel erworben. Sein Fachwissen hat ihn zu einem gefragten Redner auf Logistik- und Lieferkettenkonferenzen in aller Welt gemacht.
WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 171 1615801
Christian Nebel, geboren und aufgewachsen in der Hafenstadt Hamburg, verfügt über 42 Jahre Erfahrung in der internationalen Spedition und Logistik in Europa, den USA und im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum. Er kam im April 2022 als Partner zu WCL und wurde im Januar 2023 Anteilseigner. Seine Hauptaktivitäten bei WCL sind Executive Search und Rekrutierung.
Bevor er zu WCL in Hamburg kam, war er viele Jahre in der Logistikbranche tätig. Seine berufliche Laufbahn begann er 1980 als Auszubildender bei der Schenker & Co, GmbH – heute DB Schenker in Hamburg. 1986 stimmte er einen Wechsel nach Los Angeles zu und übernahm die Seefrachtaktivitäten für Südkalifornien.
1990 wechselte Christian zu Schenker Hongkong, wo er in verschiedenen Führungspositionen tätig war, unter anderem als Leiter aller Vertriebsaktivitäten- und der gesamten Seefracht für Südchina. Nach 12 Jahren in Hongkong wechselte er nach Neu-Delhi, Indien, und wurde zum Geschäftsführer ernannt. Im Jahr 2006 führte er die Organisation durch die Fusion mit Bax Global und übernahm die Geschäftsführung beider Unternehmen. DB Schenker India wurde zum Marktführer in der See-/Luftfracht und entwickelte unter seiner Führung Kontraktlogistik sowie vertikale Markteintrittsstrategien.
Im Jahr 2012 wechselte Christian als Executive Vice President Asia Pacific zu JAS mit Sitz in Singapur. Sein Hauptziel im ersten Jahr war es, die Ländermanagementstruktur in der gesamten Region neu zu organisieren. Darüber hinaus implementierte er eine Produktmanagement-Organisation für Luft- und Seefracht, gefolgt vom Aufbau eines soliden Key Account / Sales-Teams in Asien.
2016 entschied er sich, in seine Heimat Deutschland zurückzukehren und übernahm die Position des Geschäftsführers FF bei Geodis Deutschland. Geodis, Teil der SNCF (Französische Eisenbahn), ist ein mittelständisches Logistikunternehmen in Deutschland mit dreihundert Mitarbeitern und 7 Bürostandorten.
Im Jahr 2018 kehrte Christian nach Hongkong zurück und übernahm die Position als Regional CEO für den asiatisch-pazifischen Raum bei Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS), einem in Privatbesitz befindlichen Logistikdienstleister mit Sitz in Hamburg. FMS gehört zu den TOP 15 Global NVOCC und konzentriert sich auf von FCL Bereich mit Fokus auf Commodities .
Anfang 2021 wechselte er als Regional CEO für Nordasien zu Agility in Hongkong. Er war verantwortlich für die Aktivitäten von Agility in China und Hongkong, Taiwan, Japan und Korea. Nach der Übernahme von Agility durch DSV entschied sich Christian, dauerhaft zurück nach Hamburg zu ziehen.
Guenter H. Kuhberg
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 1522 7261483
After having finalized the basic education at the Gymnasium in Lesum/Bremen with his Abitur, Günter started his commercial career in shipping business as an apprentice with Hapag-Lloyd AG in Bremen/Hamburg. Thereafter he moved for 4 years to London and in 1986 to Jakarta. In 1994 he joined UASC (S.A.G) in London and moved in 1998 to Singapore for more than 10 years. During his term in the shipping company he did serve in all shipping line fields from line management, administration and top management.
He held senior positions such as line manager, general manager, director, regional VP from 1980 until 2009. In 2009 he moved back to Germany and managed UASAC (NWE) GmbH – the interests of UASC (S.A.G) in Germany, Holland and Belgium – as the manging director until 2011.
He left UASC and set up his own consulting company under the name of GK-Consulting with effect from March, 2013 and entered partnership with WCL in order serve logistic and shipping companies in the field of management processes, recruitment and other business related matters.
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Thomas started his career in 1986 as IT Director at Union Air Transport, directly after successfully graduating in economic science from the University of applied science in Mainz.
Over a period of more than 25 years, he held several senior positions at Union Air Transport, UTI Worldwide, Schenker and Kuehne + Nagel.
His focus and expertise have been mainly in IT, organizational transformation and sales driven business development on a global scale.
For Schenker Thomas initiated and started the rollout of Schenker’s forwarding system PROCARS in Germany.
At UTi Worldwide, Thomas was a leading member of the global IT roadmap and “uTrac/eMpower” development team and part of the Enterprise IT Leadership Team.
In addition he held the regional VP and CIO position for EMENA, followed by global roles such as VP Enterprise IT and Client Facing IT Systems.
Since 2009 he was in charge of UTi’s global datacenter (NOC) located in Frankfurt.
In 2010, he joined Kuehne + Nagel in Hamburg as SVP for Customer Solutions with global responsibility for IT based client solutions and the transformation to a customer oriented philosophy with cross business unit alignment.
After a Sabbatical Year he founded “Thomas Fuchs iBOSS – Consulting” in October 2013 and joined the WCL family as representing office Frankfurt effective November 1, 2013.
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He started his career 1979 as an apprentice with DB Schenker in Wels and passed through all departments of a forwarding company. After one year with TNT-Express Worldwide in 1993 as Depot General Manager he returned to DB Schenker. Kurt managed various departments and went all the way from department manager via branch manager up to a Board Member for Air- and Ocean Freight, Contract Logistics and Sales and became 2013 CEO from DB Schenker Southeast-Europe. 2016 he was appointed CEO from DB Schenker Germany & Switzerland. In 2019 he had a special assignment to found a region in Central Asia & Caucasus area. 2020 until 2022 he held managing director positions with Austrian trucking & forwarding companies and strengthened its experience with large fleet management with truck fleet management and European intermodal traffic.
During his career within DB Schenker he kept always a certain focus on contract logistics, management & set up of sales units as well as overall concepts for transport solutions. Management of outsourcing projects is one of his key competencies.
Kurt opened his own consultancy business, KL-Logistik & Management Consulting e.U. in Wels, Austria in November 2022. He is supporting the transportation and forwarding market as well as the industry with his long lasting experience in all kind of transport & logistics affairs as well as management topics. He is also active in Executive search & recruiting as well as M&A affairs in Austria and Southeast-Europe.
Kurt is aside his professional tasks deputy chairman of the Austrian logistics association VNL (Verein Netzwerk Logistik) and is lecturer at the university of applied sciences in Steyr/Austria.
Cindy has more than 20 years of experience in Consultancy, Project and Program Management covering industries from Supply Chain, Logistic to Banking.
Cindy, a Malaysian, has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and Switzerland in both regional and global roles. A graduate with a Bachelor degree in Mathematical Science (double major in IT and Management ) from The University of Western Australia.
She started her career in IT software development in Supply Chain Industry before moving on to Consultancy and Project Management. During her career in Singapore & Hong Kong, she spend 6 years with DHL as Regional IT Manager responsible for all IT projects, Regional PMO Manager first in establishing IT focus Project Management Methodologies then for the entire Organization and finally as Regional Implementation Manager responsible for Operations Setup for Regional Clients. She was selected to attend The Young Leader Training Program, a co-training program with the Executive MBA school of National University of Singapore and was awarded the Best Contributor Award.
With her strong IT and Project Management Background, Cindy landed a job in Citibank managing major regional strategic projects before being promoted to the Head of Premium Client Services for Asia Pacific.