Ivan R. de Souza joins deugro group

deugro group has appointed Ivan Rodrigues de Souza as Corporate Vice President – Sales & Business Development responsible for the global development of deugro group’s global mining business.

Starting January 28, 2019, he will be tasked with the establishment of the mining business segment, resulting in a further expansion of the group’s portfolio for this industry vertical.

Ivan de Souza comes from Geodis, where for several years he held the position of Global Segment Leader – Mining in a global corporate function. During this time, he successfully executed major projects on six continents.

“We are very pleased that Ivan is joining the deugro group with the objective to develop and lead our activities within the global mining segment. This will allow us to focus on this industry and provide our valuable clients with an even larger range of services to support the global mining supply chain and project logistics industry,” says Tim Killen, Executive Vice President deugro group.

Ivan de Souza arrives with an impressive understanding of deugro group’s client requirements and has a proven track record of operational and business development skills. His exposure to both sides of the industry is expected to form the foundation for a perfect understanding of clients’ logistics requirements in an ever-changing environment of digitalization and cost-efficient freight forwarding solutions.

For nearly two decades, Ivan de Souza has been working within the project freight forwarding sector in challenging on-shore locations worldwide for a multitude of clients, as well as in senior management positions for Geodis, JAS Forwarding, and Kuehne + Nagel.

“Having the opportunity to return to the deugro organization and take on a leadership role within the deugro group is an amazing professional challenge. This is a fantastic chance for me to build on my global market experience and support the deugro group to achieve even further recognition and success within the mining industry vertical,” states Ivan de Souza.

Ivan R. de Souza, Corporate Vice President – Sales & Business Development Mining