Ex-CMA CGM and Drewry “supply chain veteran” joins visibility provider FourKites

Supply Chain Visibility provider FourKites has announced the appointment of Philippe Salles to the position of Vice President of Strategic Solutions (Ocean). The company says the recruitment of Salles brings a wealth of experience to a “booming area" of its business.

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In a statement, Salles, who has previously worked with CMA CGM, INTTRA and maritime research and consultancy firm Drewry, expressed his delight with the move.

Salles added that in his opinion, FourKites understands that when it comes to providing visibility “industry mindset and professionalism are as important as the technology itself”.

FourKites’ press release explains that Salles will “work closely work with FourKites shippers and carriers to support them as they execute the change management needed to improve end-to-end supply chain visibility”.

Moreover, he has been tasked with accelerating time to value for FourKites users “by removing operational pain points and maximising the effectiveness of the systems they use”

“Philippe has a rare depth of experience, especially when it comes to evolving some of the traditional areas of ocean shipping with new technology,” says Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites Founder and CEO. “His network, the trust he’s built up in the industry and his expertise in supply chain management will be invaluable to our customers as we continue to drive innovation in ocean visibility.”