SEKO Logistics announces new Senior Vice President of Global e-commerce


SEKO Logistics (SEKO), the leader in end-to-end global logistics, has announced its latest advancement in its global e-commerce business with the appointment of Richard MacLaren as the new Senior Vice President, Global e-commerce. MacLaren will be responsible for enhancing and executing the overall strategy and structure for the SEKO e-commerce business. He will lead the SEKO team in delivering high-velocity ecommerce logistics solutions for clients to excel global supply chain growth, quickly and sustainably.

MacLaren brings over 20 years of experience in supply chain, logistics, contract logistics, e-commerce, and cross-border e-commerce to this position. Prior to joining SEKO, MacLaren was the global senior vice president for consumer goods and e-commerce at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Hellman). MacLaren led teams across the world, including Asia, Oceania, Europe and the Americas. He was also part of the global leadership team reporting into Hellmann’s supervisory board in Germany. Following an early career in finance, MacLaren transitioned into sales and commercial roles followed by a leadership role involving the creation of a North American third-party logistics (3PL) and supply chain consultancy business.

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“Global e–commerce demand only continues to increase,” Steen Christensen, Chief Operating Officer at SEKO, said. “To efficiently and successfully cross borders, retailers are looking to partner with logistics providers who are prepared to meet their needs around on the world and in individual local markets. Richard brings that leadership expertise. He’s the right person to lead the future of our e-commerce business and help our clients move their supply chains forward.”

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SEKO is a leader in e-commerce fulfillment, becoming one of the first companies to enter the market in 2011. Since, the company launched its dedicated business unit focused on global e-commerce solutions, called SEKO e-commerce, in 2022, and monthly, SEKO ships over 10 million parcels around the world. With over 150 locations across more than 60 countries, SEKO prides itself on delivering consistent e-commerce shipping solutions locally, as well as providing access to the resources and expertise of a single, seamless worldwide logistics company.

“The global supply chain and e-commerce market is rapidly evolving, but the SEKO team has built a foundation to respond to these changes effectively. This team moves fast, with sound strategy, and I feel energised to be joining this group of logistics experts,” Maclaren shared. “Already, SEKO’s multi-channel fulfillment centers span the globe and allow clients to open up sales strategies to new markets and scale business with a single integration. Through our network of e-commerce hubs and multi-user logistics sites, we’re currently giving our clients the ability to maximise their global footprint effortlessly. My vision is to continue to hone that strategy and identify new opportunities to help our clients even more.”