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
Representative of 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
Chairman of the Board
WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 40 8000 43751
+49 172 4011487
Hans J. Willam has been a part of the global logistics and freight forwarding industry since almost 50 years. In 1999 he founded WCL. At the end of 2016 the activities have been incorporated into the new newly founded WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics GmbH. He is a shareholder and acts as Chairman of the Advisory Board. His today’s focus is two-fold: supporting the partners, and, in addition, the implementation of NVOCC Projects. During his nearly 25 years in WCL, he has helped various candidates, as part of the Executive Search and Recruitment activities of WCL, to grow their careers. Various candidates who have been supported by Hans J. Willam are nowadays Members of the Executive Boards of Top 5 GLSP’s.
He has also been successful in M+A Projects for midsize companies with an enterprise value above € 50 Mio.
Prior to the foundation of WCL, Hans J. Willam had been employed by Kuehne+Nagel (KN) for almost 20 years. His last role in KN was Global Head of Oceanfreight. KN is the global market leader in Oceanfreight. During his last couple of years at KN, he was responsible for approx. two thirds of KN’s global EBIT result. He held important positions at KN in Europe, Asia and the USA.
He also spent 4 years with Danzas (now DHL). Additionally he was the Global CEO of an international midsize forwarder with subsidiaries in more than 10 countries.
His 2-year engagement at GEODIS in Paris as Global Head of Ocean- and Airfreight, as well as his dual function as RCEO LATAM, helped him to further shape his global logistics competences.
Hans J. Willam also held honorary positions, including Member of the Board of the Hamburg Freight Forwarders Association (VHSP). The association has approx. 400 members.
Thanks to his nearly 50 years in the logistics and freight forwarding business, Hans J. Willam is well respected as a competent leader within the industry. Additionally, the logistics media is regularly looking for his advice in view of the challenges and changes within the Global Logistics industry.
WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 40 8000 43751
+49 170 1512601
Martin Sieg is a highly qualified logistics professional with over 30 years of experience in the international logistics and supply chain industry. Since 2015, he has been a partner and managing director at WCL Worldwide Consultants in Logistics, where he is responsible for developing growth and go-to-market strategies for the freight forwarding and logistics industry.
Prior to his current position, he held several management positions at global logistics companies such as Rhenus Logistics, DAMCO and Bolloré. At Rhenus Logistics, as CEO Air and Ocean Europe, he was responsible for all European air and ocean freight activities and managed procurement, sales, marketing, process development, controlling, M & A and human resources.
Before joining Rhenus Logistics, Martin Sieg was Global Head of Ocean Freight at DAMCO, a global provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. He also worked at Bolloré for over 13 years, most recently as Managing Director until December 2011. Martin Sieg started his career in the logistics industry as Managing Director at Hapag-Lloyd UK, a container shipping company based in Germany.
In addition to his current role at WCL and his previous leadership positions, Martin Sieg has served as an advisory board and supervisory board member for various start-ups and leading logistics companies.
Throughout his career, Martin Sieg has built a reputation as a skilled and experienced logistics expert with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, strategic distribution development, restructuring and change. His expertise has made him a sought-after speaker at logistics and supply chain conferences around the world.
WCL – Worldwide Consultants in Logistics
Alter Teichweg 11-13
+49 171 1615801
Christian Nebel, born and raised in the port city of Hamburg, has a proven record of 42 years in International Freight Forwarding and Logistics across Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific. He joined WCL as a partner in April 2022 and became a shareholder in January 2023. His main activities within WCL are executive search and recruitment.
Before joining WCL in Hamburg, he worked many years in the logistics industry. His career started in 1980 as an apprentice with Schenker & Co, GmbH – today know as DB Schenker in Hamburg. He accepted a transfer to Los Angeles in 1986, taking over the ocean freight activities for Southern California.
In 1990, Christian was transferred to Schenker Hong Kong where he worked in various management positions including heading all commercial and ocean freight activities for Southern China. After 12 years in Hong Kong, he transferred to New Delhi, India and was appointed Managing Director. In 2006, he led the organization through the merger with Bax Global and took over the management of both entities. DB Schenker India became a market leader in Ocean / Airfreight and developed contract logistics as well as vertical market entry strategies under his leadership.
In 2012, Christian joint JAS as Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. His main objective during the first year was to re-organise the country management structure across the region. Furthermore, he implemented an Air-and Ocean freight Product Management Organisation, followed by building a solid Key Account / Sales team in Asia.
He decided to move back to his native Germany in 2016, taking over the position of Managing Director FF at Geodis Germany. Geodis, being part of SNCF (French Railways) is a midsize logistics player in Germany with three hundred staff and 7 office location.
In 2018, Christian moved back to Hong Kong, resuming the Position as Regional CEO – Asia Pacific for Fr. Meyer`s Sohn (FMS) a privately owned Logistics Provider, based in Hamburg. FMS is a TOP 15 Global NVOCC, focusing on commodity FCL shipping activities.
Beginning of 2021, he joint Agility in Hong Kong as Regional CEO, North Asia. He was responsible for Agility´s activities in China & Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. After the take over of Agility by DSV, Christian decided to permanently move back to Hamburg.
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.
WCL Representative Office
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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.
Lichtenegger Straße 104a
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.