- 1 February 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
Nadia Ribeiro is to be Executive Vice President and head of the South America cluster at CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s largest supply chain management companies.
She brings extensive knowledge of the international freight and logistics market, and global experience of many vertical markets in roles both commercial and operational in nature. Ribeiro has previously worked for CEVA for 13 years, but has spent the last three at Kuehne and Nagel as Managing Director Brazil.
After the announcement was made of her taking up the role, she said, “I am delighted to return to CEVA. A major factor in my decision was the strength and solidity of its new operating model, the experienced management team driving it forward and the way those two things are differentiating the company in the industry.
“The current economic climate means the South American market is in a constant state of transition, but I welcome the opportunities this creates for the team I will lead – providing us with opportunities to grow the business here”.
In her opinion, contract logistics provides opportunities for CEVA across the South America cluster particularly in countries around Brazil. In Brazil, she says that her team will create additional value-added opportunities in full supply chain management for its customers.
CEVA Logistics CEO, Xavier Urbain said, “I am pleased to welcome Nadia back to the senior management team and am confident she will help us to develop the South America cluster and support our goal of creating strong added value services for our customers”.
Ribeiro’s CV includes a degree in Social Communications and Advertising from Faculdade Anhembi Morumbi university in Sao Paulo, and is currently studying for a Master’s degree.
She succeeds Richard Vieites who has moved to the company’s North American operations to become Executive Vice President of Contract Logistics.