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Ian Veitch Appointed MD Europe - Yusen Logistics

Yusen Logistics announces that Ian Veitch, Managing Director of Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd, has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of Yusen Logistics (Europe) B.V.

 As such he will also take up the position as Chief Regional Officer of the Europe Region and becomes the first non-Japanese Executive Officer of Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.

Ian will take up his new position with effect from April 2014 and will be based at Yusen Logistics’ European HQ in Amsterdam.

Ian Veitch joined NYK in 1994 as Managing Director of its UK subsidiary company UCI Logistics. Prior to this, Ian spent several years as a Director of two leading European logistics companies.

He became Chief Executive of NYK’s merged UK logistics businesses in 2005 and in 2007 was the first European to be appointed to the Board of Corporate Officers of NYK Group in Japan.  

Ian’s responsibilities increased and diversified in 2011 with the merger of Yusen Air & Sea and NYK Logistics, forming the new Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd.  

In addition to his company responsibilities Ian was appointed to the position of President of the UK Freight Transport Association in 2013, having been on the Board of the organisation since 2008. Ian is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK.