Ferdinand Kurt: CEO of Panalpina for the Americas.

Author:Mann, Joseph A., Jr.
Position:State-of-the-Art in the COLD-CHAIN - Executive profile - Brief article

Fifty years ago the Panalpina Group, one of the leading global providers of supply chain solutions and logistics services, started developing its Latin American network with its first operations in Colombia and Venezuela, said Ferdinand Kurt, the regional CEO of Panalpina for the Americas.

"We provide end-to-end solutions to a variety of industries, including oil and gas, healthcare and high-tech throughout Latin America," said Swiss-born Kurt, who has over 30 years of experience in the international freight forwarding and logistics sectors.

Kurt, who previously was president and CEO of Kuehne + Nagel for South and Central America, sees good growth opportunities in markets such as Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Mexico, and particularly in the upstream supply chain for oil and gas. "We have a long history in Latin America and offer our customers specialized expertise, know-how and solutions," said Kurt.



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