5) Bradley Jacobs Title: CEO XPO Logistics Jacobs has been shaking up the road transport and logistics market in the US since he bought Express-1 Expedited Solutions in 2011 and renamed it XPO Logistics. He believes that the industry is ripe for consolidation due to its fragmented nature and he’s been sourcing funds and acquiring businesses ever since. It’s something he’s been doing his entire career: before buying XPO he built United Rentals, the largest construction and commercial equipment rental […]
Norbert Dentressangle has revealed two new members of its executive board, following the recent appointment of Hervé Montjotin as its new chief executive. Malcolm Wilson, formerly MD of Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, has been appointed MD of the group’s logistics division – a role previously handled by former CEO François Bertreau; while Luis Angel Gomez, previously MD of Spanish subsidiary Norbert Dentressangle Gerposa, becomes MD of the transport division – the job previously held by Montjotin. Commenting on the appointments, […]
4) Perry Watts Title: CEO, DHL Supply Chain UK and Ireland With a turnover of pretty much £4.3bn in 2014 DHL Supply Chain is the biggest beast in logistics in the UK by some considerable distance (and is bigger than Wincanton, XPO Logistics and Kuehne + Nagel in the UK combined).
18) Alex Laffey Title: Chief executive officer, Eddie Stobart Logistics In April 2014 Stobart Group disposed of 51% of its 100% shareholding of the Stobart road transport business to Douglasbay Capital (Dbay) – the former owners of TDG – for £280.8m.