ECU Worldwide, one of the leading non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and the biggest LCL consolidator in the world announced the appointment of Mr. Rene Wernli as the Regional CEO for the India, Indian subcontinent (ISC), Middle East & Africa region. Mr Wernli will be based out of Dubai and will report to Claudio Scandella, CEO ECU Worldwide.
Mr. Wernli brings to his new role more than 3 decades of insightful experience in the global freight forwarding and logistics business. A seasoned industry veteran, he has a proven track record in expanding and consolidating logistics operations in emerging markets. Mr. Wernli has experience in identification and review of M&A targets, restructuring businesses and transforming them into profitable entities, enforcing compliance protocols and implementing new processes and mentoring teams to attain stated business objectives.
“We are on an exciting growth trajectory to reach the next level, introducing new technologies and widening our service portfolio. The appointment of Mr Wernli will prove to be a catalyst to this growth curve as he is experienced and talented in more than one area that are critical to our future strides. More importantly, he is going to be in charge of some key markets – India, ISC, Middle-east and Africa where ECU Worldwide looks forward to further strengthening and consolidating its business,” said ECU Worldwide CEO, Mr Claudio Scandella.Mr Wernli’s appointment coupled with the recent appointment of Claudio Scandella in November 2017, underlines the company’s commitment to building a strong leadership team to act as force multipliers for improved business outcomes.
“ECU Worldwide is a well-established brand name globally. I will work closely with the team with an emphasis on providing innovative solutions and service offerings to customers.” said Rene Wernli, Regional CEO, India, ISC, Middle-east and Africa.
Mr. Wernli will be based in Dubai and support ECU’s Global Management Team in building a stronger Product Management Function across all product categories.
In his earlier stint, Mr. Wernli was the COO, Logistics Service Division of DP World. He further made his career with leading multinational Logistics companies such as Panalpina, Aramex and Kuehne + Nagel where he held senior management positions in North America, South America, West Africa, Middle East and India.