Famous Pacific Shipping, the Asia-based NVOCC and freight services supplier, has named Oliver Ward as the group's executive director.
Mr Ward was appointed after an international executive search and one of his main functions will be to have overall responsibility for corporate management of the FPS group of companies, reporting to the executive committee.
Said Mr Ward: "I am privileged to become the first-ever group executive director of the FPS group. I will make it my task to ensure the group continues to revolve around its members and to strengthen the ties between the companies who are part of the network, as well as developing that network and the services delivered."
Iskandar Zulkarnain, chairman of the FPS group executive committee, said: "The on to appoint a group executive director is a reflection of how far we have developed as a global provider of freight forwarding and logistics services since the group was established."
Mr Ward has worked in the international freight transport industry since 1980. During his career, which has seen roles in the UK, Spain, Hong Kong and Uruguay, he has gathered a wealth of industry experience to bring to his new position.
Mr Ward added: "The Famous Pacific Shipping group faces similar issues to those I addressed when I was commercial director at the UK-based Overseas Shippers Association so I am confident that I can bring added-value to my work within the network. The OSA worked very closely with Overseas Movers Network International (OMNI) which meant that I was closely involved with the development of OMNI's networking function, experience which I can bring to FPS group."