SEKO Logistics Announces Akhil Nair as Senior Vice President, Global Ocean Freight
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., (November 29, 2023) – SEKO Logistics (SEKO), the leader in end-to-end global logistics, today announced the promotion of Akhil Nair as Senior Vice President, Global Ocean Freight & Global Operational Excellence upon the retirement of Alfred Hofmann, formerly Senior Vice President, Global Ocean Freight.
Nair currently serves as Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence. Joining SEKO nearly six years ago, Nair has demonstrated immense skill in multiple roles, from Global Carrier Management, leading all products for APAC, to deploying global commercial and operational excellence initiatives within SEKO’s service portfolio. In this expanded role, he will lead SEKO’s global ocean freight team, providing guidance on business goals and implementation plans, maintaining relationships with SEKO’s network of global ocean carriers and will have P&L operating authority.
“Akhil is a standout talent in ocean and logistics,” shared James Gagne, SEKO’s President & CEO. “He’s exemplified strong expertise in ocean transportation, customer service and global growth strategies, and we’re very much looking forward to having him on the global leadership team.”
Prior to SEKO, Nair served as Vice President, Global Product Development, Global Freight Management & Global Ocean Procurement, Asia Pacific for CEVA Logistics. In that role, he re-launched an improved Global Freight Management Services (FMS) product, which provided highly efficient solutions for clients from diverse industries through a 4PL services business model.
“We manage hundreds of thousands of containers every year across all of the world’s major seaports,” said Nair. “In these volatile and uncertain times, it’s imperative that we continue to be the best partner for our clients. I’m looking forward to leading our ocean freight forwarding business, identifying even more opportunities to create endless value for our clients.”
Gagne adds, “On behalf of our entire organization, we also want to thank Alfred for his leadership and wish him a happy, healthy retirement.”
“It’s been a privilege leading SEKO’s ocean freight forwarding business, ensuring consistent value for our clients,” said Hofmann. “With a great understanding of the complexities of global supply chains and excellent relationships with ocean carriers, Akhil is very much well-positioned to take on this role.”
Nair is based in Hong Kong and will continue to report to Gagne.
To learn more about SEKO, visit www.sekologistics.com.
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