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May 16, 2023

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Natasha Solano-Vesela as Global Airfreight Director Perishables.



In a statement, the international logistics provider said in this newly-created position, Solano-Vesela will be responsible for the strategic development of the “Perishables” division within the global airfreight product.



Perishables transport expansion


"Following the complete takeover of the Peruvian joint venture Hellmann Worldwide Logistics S.A.C. last summer, the segment, which is considered one of the growth drivers in the industry, is to be further expanded on a sustainable basis in the next few years," the announcement said.


Hellmann noted that Solano-Vesela is a "true industry expert," who has been active in the transport and logistics sector for about 25 years.


After holding various positions with international logistics service providers, Solano-Vesela most recently worked for Maersk and previously for almost twelve years for Kühne+Nagel as Global Director of Business Development Perishables Air Logistics.


Prior to that, she had already contributed her expertise in European sales at Hellmann Perishables Logistics (HPL), among other positions.


"Hellmann has been active in the perishables sector for over 20 years. Since then, we have continuously invested in the expansion of our network, so that today we are successfully represented in all relevant markets," said Jan Kleine-Lasthues, chief operating officer of Airfreight, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.


"We now hope to build on this solid foundation and expand our market share in the perishables sector."


Hellman's chief operating officer of Airfreight noted that a key milestone on this growth path was the full acquisition of the Peruvian joint venture Hellmann Worldwide Logistics S.A.C. last year, which has enabled the company to expand the service portfolio for our customers and generate further sustainable growth in Peru and the entire Americas region.


"We are very happy that we were able to bring Natasha Solano-Vesela back on board and have thus also created the personnel conditions to implement our growth targets together with her and our global team," Kleine-Lasthues added.

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