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Dan March has been promoted to chief executive of the world’s largest independent forwarder network, WCA, after its previous chief executive founder David Yokeum became chairman

Mr March, who was previously WCA communications director for over five years, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the network and work closely with Mr Yokeum

In addition, former Emirates Sky Cargo chief Ram Menen has been appointed to the WCA’s new supervisory board, and joins Eric Fady, Philip Bilney, and Jim Barnhart.

Mr March said: “It is fantastic to have such a strong team of experienced logistics professionals on the supervisory board to support that development, and I am delighted to continue working closely with David in his new role as chairman.”

New WCA chief executive Dan March

New WCA chief executive Dan March

Mr Yokeum, who founded WCA in 1998, will remain actively involved in overseeing the direction and strategy of the company, and said: “Dan and I work well together as a team and he has become intimately involved in commercial and management aspects of WCA over the last few years.

“We are very proud to welcome the members of our new Supervisory Board. These are some of the most acknowledged and successful business leaders in their fields and will bring tremendous value to the member companies of WCA,” he added.

Mr Menen added: “WCA has already proven to be a highly innovative company that provides true benefits for the global freight forwarding community, and I hope my industry experience and knowledge will help WCA build on its status as the world’s most powerful network and create even closer ties with all players in the worldwide supply chain.”

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Former Emirates Sky Cargo executive Ram Menen has joined the WCA supervisory board

James Barnhart, a fully qualified CPA with a successful 40-year history in the logistics business, helped build WCA in his previous role as vice president of finance and will now act as company treasurer.

Philip Bilney is Group Chief Executive of FP Marine Risks – Asia’s premier marine insurance broker. Bilney began his career in marine insurance at Lloyd’s of London and has worked in Asia since 1990.

Eric Fady, based in London, has fulfilled senior finance executive positions for a range of global insurance, banking and business information companies and was most recently group chief financial officer of Hyperion Insurance Group.

WCA membership encompasses over 6,000 member offices in 190 countries across the globe and is administered from Bangkok, although Mr March will be principally based in London.

It employs a full time staff of over 160 personnel based in eight member service and support offices around the world.


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