Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 12 May, 2014 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced the appointment of Hakan Bicil as Chief Commercial Officer, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s global sales organization. He reports to CEVA CEO Xavier Urbain, and is a member of the company’s Executive Board.
Mr. Bicil joins CEVA from Panalpina where he was EVP, Head of Strategic Business Development; prior to this role he was Managing Director, EMEA for Toll Global Forwarding, and throughout his career has held increasingly senior positions within the logistics industry, including with Kuehne + Nagel , spanning both Contract Logistics and Freight Management.
“I am pleased that Hakan has joined CEVA to further strengthen our commercial offerings and our senior management team,” said Xavier Urbain, Chief Executive Officer, CEVA. “In addition to extensive industry experience, Hakan has a proven track record in business growth and service development that will be key in delivering top-line results for the business and our customers.”
Bicil holds an Executive MBA from St. Gallen University in Switzerland and has spent more than twenty years in supply chain and logistics managerial positions.