With over thirty years of experience in the logistics industry, Mr. Israel has occupied a number of high profile positions in the region, including Country Manager for Mexico at Danzas and 12 years as CEO for DHL Global Forwarding Latin America.
Prior to Latin America, Mr. Israel, a French national, held various commercial and operational roles in France, including Operations Manager for Danzas and Ocean Freight Director for Panalpina before making the move to Latin America in 1999.
Damco CEO Rolf Habben-Jansen commented: “Latin America offers great potential for our Supply Chain Management expertise. We have ambitious plans on developing Damco throughout the region, notably in Brazil and Mexico as well as in the Andean region. Samuel’s considerable experience and local knowledge will enable us to capitalise on the significant opportunities in Latin America.”
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has 11,300 employees in over 300 offices across 90 countries and representation in a further 30 countries. In 2012, the company had a net turnover of USD 3,3 billion, managed more than 2,7 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 210,000 tonnes. Damco is part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. www.damco.com
Marina Arana, Media Relations Latin America
Han Nabben, Global Head of Marketing, Damco
SOURCE: Submitted by Damco