Singapore, 12 December, 2011 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, today announced the appointment of Martin Thaysen as the new Managing Director for China effective 1 February 2012. Martin will be responsible for driving the strategy, operations and growth of CEVA's business in China.
Martin is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Damco, heading the global commercial activities of the group, including sales, key account management, marketing and supply chain development. Prior to this, Martin was the Head of Group Strategy for A.P. Moller - Maersk, responsible for the development and implementation of strategy for A.P. Moller - Maersk.
Martin takes over the leadership for CEVA's business and operations in China from Ditlev Blicher who is moving to a global role within CEVA as EVP, Global Operations, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
"I am very pleased to welcome Martin onboard and believe he will bring strong leadership to the development of our business and team in China. This is a critical juncture for CEVA to ensure we have a smooth and successful leadership transition. China is a global strategic priority for CEVA and our continued growth in this dynamic market will place us well for CEVA's future success. I want to thank Ditlev for his significant contribution and achievements in China under his solid leadership," said Didier Chenneveau, President, Asia Pacific, CEVA.
Martin will move from Copenhagen to be based in Shanghai. Martin is a Danish national and married with two children. He holds an Executive MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland. Martin currently sits on the Advisory Board of Cranfield University.