CEVA Logistics has promoted Jérôme Lorrain to chief operating officer of freight management.
According to CEVA, Lorrain [left] takes on the responsibility for air and ocean freight from Helmut Kaspers, who has left the company. Lorrain is already head of the ground business line and will continue to serve on the company’s executive board. He will continue to be based in Houston in the near term.
Michael O’Donoghue [right], currently managing director of the UK, Ireland and Nordics cluster, will assume the role of managing director of North America from Lorrain from January 1, 2018. A replacement for O’Donoghue’s current role will be announced in due course.
“I would like to congratulate Jérôme and Michael on their well-deserved promotions,” sad Xavier Urbain, CEO of CEVA Logistics. “They are two exceptional individuals with wide-ranging business skills which make them ideally suited to their new roles. At the same time I would like to thank Helmut Kaspers for his contribution to CEVA’s transformation and wish him well in his new endeavours.”
Lorrain has extensive knowledge of the supply chain, logistics and transport industries in almost every market sector. Before joining CEVA, he was chief executive officer of Wallenborn Transports in Luxembourg from May 2009 to May 2014, and previously worked at Kuehne + Nagel for nearly a decade in senior executive positions across the world.
O’Donoghue joined CEVA in 2010 following a 25-year career in the freight and logistics industry, including senior management positions in both contract logistics and freight management for companies such as DHL and Excel. He will also be based in the company’s North America head office in Houston, according to CEVA.