• Hart succeeds Justin Farrington Smith.
  • He managed several roles within project logistics in the Middle East and Africa.

March 02, 2021: Effective March 1, Andrew Hart assumed the role as CEO of container specialist Cargostore Worldwide. Currently, VP offshore and formerly CEO of Freight Forwarders Kenya and AFEX Group, Hart succeeds Justin Farrington Smith.

Smith said, “Having led Cargostore since 2016 and through its second change in ownership to Connection Capital 12 months ago, time is now right for me to step down from my full-time position to pursue other business interests, undertake some non-executive director roles and devote more time to running our farming operation in rural North Buckinghamshire. I remain a committed investor in Cargostore and I know that with Andrew’s vison and enthusiasm for the business it will continue to prosper”.

Peter Williamson, chairman of Cargostore Worldwide, said, “Justin created an unmatched focus on the customer in his time at Cargostore which enabled us to move into new sectors and new geographies and created huge value for the company.”

Hart managed several roles within project logistics in the Middle East and Africa. As CEO of AFEX Group (a Lonrho Company), he led this remote site support services business through a rapid phase of growth in East Africa exploration. He later went on to lead Freight Forwarders Kenya.

“Andrew brings real experience growing international businesses and we are delighted to have brought him on board,” said Peter Williamson. “Cargostore is well placed for significant growth and I am confident Andrew will provide the leadership required to achieve this.”

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