CEVA Logistics promotes Lorrain and O’Donoghue to new roles

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CEVA Logistics chief operating officer for freight management, Jerome Lorrain

CEVA Logistics has promoted Jerome Lorrain to the role of chief operating officer for freight management, while Michael O’Donoghue will take over as managing director for North America.

Lorrain will be adding the responsibility for air and ocean freight to his position as head of the ground business line, which he has taken over from Helmut Kaspers who has left the company, and Lorrain will continue to serve on the company’s executive board.

CEVA Logistics managing director for North America, Michael O’Donoghue

O’Donoghue, the managing director of the UK, Ireland and Nordic clusters will take over from Lorrain on 1 January 2018, and his replacement will be announced in due course.

CEVA chief executive officer, Xavier Urbain says: “I would like to congratulate Jérôme and Michael on their well-deserved promotions.  They are two exceptional individuals with wide-ranging business skills which make them ideally suited to their new roles.”

“At the same time I would like to thank Helmut Kaspers for his contribution to CEVA’s transformation and wish him well in his new endeavours.”

Lorrain, a French national, worked at Kuehne + Nagel for nearly a decade beginning in 2000 in senior executive positions across the world, before taking the roll of chief executive officer of Wallenborn Transports in Luxembourg between May 2009 and May 2014.

O’Donoghue joined CEVA in 2010 following a 25 year career in the freight and logistics industry including senior management positions in both contract logistics and freight management for major players such as DHL and Excel.

Both Lorrain and O’Donoghue will be based in Houston, Texas.