Executive Board and Executive Committee at Hillebrand
Cees van Gent
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board
Cees is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board. He joined Hillebrand in 2017 with significant experience across various multinational logistics companies. Previous roles include CEO at DHL Freight Germany GmbH, Group CEO at Lehnkering
Logistics and Services GmbH and Group CEO at Van Gansewinkel Groep BV.
CFO and Executive Board member
Jeroen is Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the Executive Board. He joined Hillebrand in June 2019. Jeroen worked for family-owned retail company Blokker Holding where he held the position of group CFO. Before Blokker, he held various senior level finance roles at Air France-KLM over the last 20 years, ranking from group Treasurer to CFO of the International Passenger and Cargo divisions
Gavin Herman is Chief Operating Officer Europe and is a member of the Executive Committee. He began his 22 years with Hillebrand as Managing Director for the US West Coast and has since held multiple posts including Director Ocean Freight
Procurement and Corporate Accounts and Area Director for South Europe, Middle East and Africa until 2013 and COO EMEA.
COO North America
Scott is the Chief Operating Officer for North America and is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Hillebrand, he owned and ran Cirrus Business Consulting, a global executive and strategic consulting firm, for 13 years. He founded beverage
industry software company AnotherRound Apps (ARA) which was acquired by Satellite Logistics Group (SLG) before the merger with Hillebrand in 2013. During the merger, he was COO and President of SLG.
COO Bulk Liquids
Jacob has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Bulk Liquids since November 2018, joining Hillebrand from CEVA Logistics, where he held the title of Head of Global Ocean Freight and Route Development, and previously various senior leadership positions in Global Air,
Ocean Freight and Project Cargo. Prior to CEVA, Jacob spent extensive time internationally with Maersk Logistics, Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco based in various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
CBDO Chief Business Development Officer
Pierre is Chief Business Development Officer and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is responsible for Strategic Account Management, Freight Procurement and Emerging Markets. He has been with Hillebrand for 25 years, having started as Sales Manager in Spain. He has since held multiple business development roles, Managing Director Iberia, Global Sales & Marketing Director and most recently Chief Commercial Officer before moving to his current role.
CCO & COO APAC
Olivier is Chief Commercial Officer, COO APAC and is member of the Executive Committee. He began his 23 years with Hillebrand in his native France and has since held multiple posts, including Sales Director in Chile, Country Manager in New Zealand and Managing Director
in France before taking the role of Chief Operating Officer APAC.
Leendert is Chief Information Officer and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is with Hillebrand since 1995. He started his career in forwarding technology, based in France. In 1998 he started the Hillebrand office in the Benelux, followed by taking on the role of global Group Operations Director. In his current role since 2014, he is responsible for all core business applications and processes, digital business and innovation and for the global infrastructure.
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