Chris Cargill has joined SEKO Logistics in the UK as group director supporting global expansion and air and sea freight product development strategies.
Cargill joined Allport in 1970, becoming a main board member in 1978 and a shareholder in 1984.
He was managing director of airfreight between 1987 and 2009 before assuming responsibility for global network development and strategy – setting up joint ventures and partnerships in more than 30 countries – before taking the post of managing director of Allport Group in 2010.
In March 2014 he joined Ligentia as a group director and shareholder, developing its airfreight strategy and growing its presence in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
Cargill says: “SEKO is an exciting company with a unique bundled logistics and technology offering for retailers and manufacturers alike. I’m excited to continue their global expansion in new markets, especially with regards to building more airfreight opportunities.”
At SEKO he will work closely with the UK executive board to support the next stage of the company’s growth and its strategic goal to grow to a £200 million business in the UK over the coming years.
SEKO chief commercial officer, Mark White describes Cargill’s appointment as a “real coup”, saying: “He recognises the highly talented team we already have in place as well as our own success in supporting the growth of customers in retail and other business sectors, which is underpinned by our award-winning software solutions.”
He adds: “The UK is one of the fastest-growing countries in SEKO’s global network and Chris is going to play a leading role in taking us to the next level by developing our products and network, and by opening more doors to new business opportunities.”