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PayCargo has appointed two vice presidents to its management team as it seeks to expand its network.

Marta Ramirez (pictured above) becomes the global VP for human resources, based in Florida, joining from DB Schenker, where she was chief HR officer for the Americas for more than four years. She held similar roles at Geodis, IATA and DHL in a 25-year career in the sector.

“It is an honour to join PayCargo, the organisation revolutionising the cargo industry,” said Ms Ramirez. “Throughout my career I have demonstrated a unique ability to enhance employee experiences with creative solutions for customer service and talent engagement and, as a trusted people advisor, I am keen to bring this to a vibrant company such as PayCargo.”

Ken Nieze (below) joined PayCargo in October as VP sales, west coast, after nearly 11 years with Agility as vice president corporate strategic accounts programme. Prior to that, he set up a boutique consultancy to help firms cut C02 emissions after leaving Kuehne + Nagel, where he was senior vice president global sales for seven years. In his 30-year career, he has also worked for Air Express International and DHL (Danzas AEI).

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“The opportunity provided by PayCargo to utilise my experience and enthusiasm for the logistics industry further developing the transport payment process and supporting businesses is something I am eager to work on with the team,” said Mr Nieze.

In September PayCargo announced a $35m investment, led by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, claiming that Covid-19 has accelerated the move to electronic payments.

“The expertise and leadership being brought to PayCargo by Marta and Ken will truly heighten our HR capabilities and enable us to further strengthen our robust industry contactless payment ecosystem, with an enhanced focus on expanding our presence and improving our service delivery on the West Coast,” said Eduardo Del Riego, global chief executive officer of PayCargo.

PayCargo added that it had helped process over $2bn in payments in 2019 and said it is on track to process $4bn in 2020.

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