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Adam Chassin (pictured above), former head of business for Uber in Europe and head of strategic business development at Amazon, is joining German digital road freight platform InstaFreight, as chief commercial officer.

“Having worked in senior roles at leading technology companies in both the US and Europe, he brings the right skill set and mindset to take InstaFreight’s growth to the next level,” said Philipp Ortwein, co-founder and MD.

“We are now further accelerating our development to become Europe’s leading digital overland logistics provider and are very much looking forward to continuing this journey together with Adam.”

As head of business for Uber in Europe, he built ecosystems of commercial partnerships from the ground up to accelerate growth in Uber’s major European markets through devising its go-to-market plan, the negotiation and execution and then playbooking the strategy which drove growth for Uber’s core rides business across Europe.

His roles at Amazon largely centred around bringing Amazon Prime to millions of new customers through striking first-of-their-kind commercial partnerships with leading companies to bundle Prime with their products and services.

He began his career on Wall Street as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and then as an M&A lawyer with the global law firm, Skadden, Arps. He also held senior business positions at Yahoo! and was a transactional attorney at AOL.

“InstaFreight is building one of the most disruptive and valuable logistics platforms in Europe,” Mr Chassin said. “The logistics sector is a €350bn industry in Europe and is shockingly inefficient and lagging in adopting technology. With three out of 10 trucks in Europe running empty, there is a huge opportunity to bring better service and more efficiency for customers.”

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