SINGAPORE, 7 February 2013: APL today announced the appointment of Peter Jongepier as Regional President of its business in Europe.
“Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the shipping industry. I am confident he will effectively lead APL’s business across Europe, an important part of APL’s global liner activities. His familiarity with the region and knowledge of the trade, combined with his leadership qualities, will ensure continued customer focus and growth in Europe,” said APL President Kenneth Glenn.
Mr Jongepier will be responsible for APL’s commercial activities in Europe, inclusive of the former Soviet Union and Turkey. He will be based in Uxbridge in the UK and will report directly to Mr Glenn.
Since joining APL in 1995, Mr Jongepier has held a range of senior positions within the company. He was Managing Director of APL’s office in France for two years before becoming Vice President of Sales, Europe, and later on Vice President, Network Operations, Europe. Mr Jongepier later took on the role of Managing Director of APL’s Benelux office in 2006, a position he has held till his current appointment.
APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 80 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), global shipping and logistics company. APL Web site: www.apl.com
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