Robert Berganus takes charge as COO contract logistics for Imperial Logistics
Robert Berganus has joined Imperial Logistics International as the chief operating officer (COO) contract logistics.
April 01, 2020: Robert Berganus has joined Imperial Logistics International as the chief operating officer (COO) contract logistics, effective today.
Based in Zurich and Duisburg, Berganus will be responsible for contract logistics operations across the business' key industry verticals, reporting to CEO Hakan Bicil.
The newly created post is part of a more focused structure that divides and reallocates the much wider responsibilities previously undertaken by the COO of Imperial Logistics International, Jurgen Mues, who has left the company.
Berganus has spent his entire 36-year career in logistics, working in senior roles for leading operators including Hays Logistics, Schrader (now CEVA), Kuehne Nagel (culminating in the post of senior vice president contract logistics) and Schenker (where he was COO global contract logistics).
His experience includes handling major blue-chip customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrials, healthcare, hi-tech, retail and FMCG sectors.
Bicil stated, "We are very happy to welcome Robert, who has had a longstanding, successful and highly-diversified logistics career, in which he has worked with clients of all sizes, and in all the markets which are key targets for Imperial. Robert's comprehensive experience will provide greater focus and stronger support for our contract logistics business, enabling it to realise its full potential and so play its fundamentally important role within our overall strategy."
Imperial is mainly an African and Eurozone logistics provider of outsourced, integrated freight management, contract logistics, and market access services - customised to ensure the relevance and competitiveness of our clients. The group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa and is present in 32 countries.