SEKO Logistics grows airfreight leadership team
24 / 08 / 2022
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SEKO Logistics has made two senior appointments to its airfreight team to to accommodate demand for critical products, expansion of cross-border e-commerce, and new business from acquired companies.
Christopher Gregg joins SEKO as senior vice president global airfreight from his previous role as vice president airfreight, North America, at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
His experience spans airfreight management roles with CH Robinson, Kuehne + Nagel, and Expeditors International.
At SEKO, he is based in Atlanta, in recognition of the city’s role as a global airfreight hub, and its strategic importance to SEKO going forward.
Shawn Richard has also been promoted to senior vice president International Service Centers (ISCs) and will remain based in New York.
Richard joined SEKO four years ago as the company’s first vice president of global airfreight, having formerly worked with DHL Global Forwarding, Geodis, and Delta Airlines.
SEKO has been transitioning from its legacy airfreight gateway structure to operational ISCs – which it said has facilitated and enabled growth in airfreight and e-commerce shipping service offerings.
SEKO’s US ISCs are currently operating in JFK and LAX and will be expanding into several other key markets over the next 6-12 months.
Steen Christensen, who joined the company in June as chief operating officer – international to lead SEKO’s air and ocean freight product growth, said: “Strengthening our airfreight leadership team with new people and new roles reflects the increasing importance this product is having on our organisation.
“As we expand geographically – both organically and through acquisitions – we must have the appropriate leadership in place to manage the future development and expansion of our airfreight products.
“These new appointments for Chris and Shawn support the needs of our customers and airline partners, the growth of our volumes, and the new business we are gaining,” he stated.
“Airfreight is one of our fastest-growing products, particularly as it pertains to our position in Asia Pacific and Europe. This is being driven largely by the significant cross-border e-commerce growth we are helping our clients to achieve.”
SEKO will also be growing its carrier partnerships: “We will continue to build our strong carrier relationships, while making room for new carriers to participate in our business going forward. We will also be working with carriers on products which are aligned to our sustainability goals over the coming years,” Christensen said.