1. Ufku Akaltan
Job From: President, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East & Africa, UPS
Job To: President, UK, Ireland, Nordics & India, UPS
UPS has appointed Ufku Akaltan as the president for its business in the UK, Ireland, Nordics and India. In this role, Akaltan leads the operations and growth strategies across the expanded district.
Akaltan says: “I am honoured to lead UPS in a crucial European market during such an important time for our business. We are strategically investing in our capabilities to expand our offering to our customers, from opening smart sortation facilities, to innovating in the last mile to foster growth and reduce our carbon output.
“Our global network is uniquely positioned to support the UK to India trade lane with our dedicated teams and strategic initiatives, we are not just delivering packages, we are shaping the future of logistics.”
2. Leagh Turner
Job From: Co-CEO, Ceridian
Job To: CEO, Coupa
Turner most recently served as co-CEO at Ceridian, a global leader in human capital management technology, and has also held senior leadership roles at both SAP and Oracle.
She says: “Coupa makes every dollar matter, and we’re supported by a mission-driven team, passionate community, and innovative platform.
“We have a huge opportunity to transform global organisations and communities for the better. I’m honoured to lead this company, and to evolve and scale how we deliver real value to our community that helps them grow and succeed.”
3. Oliver Back
Job From: Partner, BDO UK
Job To: BDO Head of Commercial Advisory
BDO now provides end-to-end supply chain capabilities across procurement, third-party management, supply chain and logistics. Heading up the team is
Oliver Back, who says: “We know the critical importance of our clients’ value chains, so have brought together a range of expertise in their fields to support their ongoing success.”
Job From: Partner, Bees partners
Job To: COO, Wellplaece
Procurement AI specialist Wellplaece has appointed Garrett Goldberg as its new Chief Operating Officer. Goldberg has deep knowledge and experience in tech-based marketplaces. He says: “The opportunity to apply AI to procurement is vast, and Wellplaece is at the forefront of this innovation.”
Job From: Senior Director, Supply Chain, HiB
Job To: Executive Director, SCALA
Wiffin says: “I'm delighted to have joined such an exciting and progressive business. SCALA has a customer-first culture and delivers real business benefits, from helping clients to implement greener supply chain practices to enabling them to enhance their profitability.”
6. AJ Wilhoit
Job From: EVP, Enterprise Product & Technology, Flexport
Job To: Chief Product Officer, project44
Wilhoit says: “project44 manages more than 1 billion unique shipments annually for over 1,300 of the world’s leading brands. In this role, I will drive solutions that make it even easier for our customers to optimise their complex global supply chains. My passion is to tackle the world’s most intractable supply chain issues, and solve them for all participants in the global supply chain.”