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Toll appoints new President Global Forwarding

  • Posted on Tuesday 7th, November 2017.

Toll Group has continued to adjust its executive lineup with the appointment of former Damco CEO, Thomas Knudsen as President, Global Forwarding.

Knudsen will be based in Singapore and will be tasked with overseeing Toll’s Global Forwarding division, which provides international air and ocean freight forwarding and supply chain management services, ranging from complex supply chain services through to port-to-port freight forwarding.

Knudsen will lead a team of more than 3,100 Toll team members across 26 countries, as well as an expansive network of agents across more than 50 countries.

Toll Group Managing Director, Michael Byrne, said Mr Knudsen’s appointment comes at a critical time for the business.

"After an extensive global search for the right candidate, we are delighted to welcome Mr Knudsen to the Toll team. Mr Knudsen brings a proven track record in delivering results in a highly competitive industry,” Byrne said.

“The strategy for our transformation of our Global Forwarding business is clearly defined and we are starting to see good results. Mr Knudsen will accelerate the good progress that Toll is making to restore its global forwarding business back into sustainable growth."

According to Toll, Knudsen brings more than 25 years of experience in logistics having held executive leadership roles in commercial, trade and route management across the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia.

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