Flexport appoints EMEA network trade lane director

By Rachelle Harry

Freight forwarder Flexport has appointed Paul Rombeek to the role of senior director of network trade lane management, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In his new role, Rombeek will develop the company’s Europe airfreight operations “with a focus on the Far East westbound”. He will also drive the company’s consolidated airfreight and seafreight offerings, as well as expanding its customer base.

Rombeek started his career at Air France-KLM, where he held operational, commercial and managerial positions in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. He then became chief executive at low-cost-carrier Tigerair Mandala and helped to launch the business in Indonesia. Most recently, he was global head of sales at Jetstar Airways Group and chief commercial officer at Jetstar Asia.

Jan van Casteren, vice president Europe, Flexport, commented: “Rombeek’s extensive network and knowledge of aviation industry dynamics will be a great asset to our European business.

“I’m proud that Flexport is able to attract talent like Rombeek to drive growth of our consolidation products. His experience and entrepreneurial mindset will help us to connect Flexport’s unique value proposition to the air and ocean consolidations services our customers need.”

Rombeek added: “I’m looking forward to joining such an ambitious and entrepreneurial team. Despite a turbulent 2020, Flexport has continued to grow and I’m delighted to be able to support continued momentum in 2021 and beyond.”

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