Russell Lawrence

Global freight and supply chain provider EV Cargo Global Forwarding has announced three high-profile internal promotions. 

Nick Toye has been appointed vice president of global product and procurement ocean freight, and retains his position as chairman of the Far East cargo line. He joined Allport, as EV Cargo was then known, in 1987 in its air freight department. 

Russell Lawrence (pictured above) habeen promoted to vice president of the UK region, while Simon Power is now vice president of global operations. 

Mr Lawrence is also a company veteran, joining it as a junior clerk and docks runner in 1986 and progressed through the ranks to ocean freight managing director, exactly 30 years after officially joining the company. 

Mr Power joined the company in 2016 from DHL. He began his career in freight forwarding and logistics in 1984 as an airfreight import and export clerk. 

CEO Clyde Buntrock said: “This is a key moment for EV Cargo Global Forwarding as we continue on our growth trajectory. In enhancing our global structure across key functions and regions, we are investing to enhance service provision and drive optimal process and procurement. 

“These three promotions are testament to the dedication and expertise of Nick, Russ and Simon who have an incredible 71 years of service between them.  

Their achievements are a result of their long-term commitment, their authority in their respective fields and the authenticity they bring as leaders in our business. I wish them every success in their new roles,” he added. 


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