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JAS China Welcomes Marco Civardi 

Versatile supply chain professional with relentless drive appointed to lead JAS China

By
JAS Staff
September 21, 2021
Marco Civardi, JAS China CEO
Marco Civardi, JAS China CEO

JAS Worldwide is pleased to welcome our new JAS China CEO, Marco Civardi. An experienced executive, Marco hails innovation and leads with a dynamic approach.    

Marco began his career in international supply chain industry back in 1997. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he successfully transitioned from working with a leading UK cargo airline to performing a sales role in Milano for a Swiss multinational logistics firm. In addition, he reached an intermediate level of proficiency in the Japanese language while performing in Japan first as Business Development Manager and, subsequently, as Country Head of Sales & Marketing.  

Marco’s professional background is centered in the Asia Pacific region, where he has held several leadership roles with global logistics firms driving results in mature economies and emerging markets.     

Motivated by his continuous improvement mindset, Marco studied for his MBA in Australia and became an Accredited Certified Coach in Singapore. In terms of leadership style, one of Marco’s key focuses is on nurturing local talents so that the newly acquired coaching skills are relevant to support the ‘’people make the difference’’ core value of JAS.  

His most recent assignment was in the capacity of Area Managing Director for a Danish logistic firm. After an initial accountability for Vietnam and Cambodia, Marco’s responsibility broadened as Myanmar and Laos were also added.  In 2019, after an internal strategic realignment, Marco was selected to lead the newly integrated division of the Danish firm with responsibilities over a team of 2,100 people, logistics footprint of 240,000 square meters and annual revenues in excess of USD $1.3 billion in 2020.   

Marco’s versatility and extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region make him ideal to lead JAS China. “I am confident we have found the right person to lead the China Group through the current market difficulties, but more so to transform and prepare the China Group to master the challenges of the years to come,” said Tomas Sonntag, Executive Vice President of JAS APAC. “With 23 years working in very different markets and organizations across Asia, Marco is a well-rounded leader who aims for excellence by pursuing new paths.”

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Derek Lee, appointed JAS APAC Pharma & Healthcare Sales VP

JAS Worldwide APAC is pleased to announce the arrival of Derek Lee as the new VP, Pharma & Healthcare, APAC. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare supply chain and logistics management, Derek has a wide breadth of pharma and medical device experience in the region. During his previous endeavors at various healthcare and logistics companies, he has set up and managed multiple supply chains, and developed healthcare recommendations and support solutions that built strong synergies between product, operations, and fulfilling customer needs. His leadership and in-depth knowledge of the industry trends and requirements are key drivers to meeting customer requirements and constantly developing innovative and compelling solutions for future demands.

"Derek brings very diversified pharma and healthcare business expertise that will further strengthen our existing and future GDP certified locations throughout the region," said Stefano Olmi, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific.
"Derek's unique combination of pharma and healthcare industry successful tenures, in a myriad of key catalysts roles ranging from; Supply Chain Logistics/Pharma Manufacturer & Distributor/Digital Platform and Solutions, will allow JAS to provide our customers with a very broad-based compendium of direct values," added Frank Cascante, Senior Vice President Global Sales Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS is excited to have Derek join the organization and strengthen its APAC sales management organization to drive the development of our Pharma & Healthcare footprint. His arrival is a part of JAS' ongoing and long-term investment in pharma and healthcare logistics industry.

Daniele Massa JAS Italy, Regional Account Manager

JAS Italy is pleased to announce that effective Monday, November 21st, Daniele Massa has been named Regional (Italy) Account Manager.

Daniele grew up in the Genova Area and graduated from Bocconi University with Dual Major Degrees: Business Administration and Management + Master of Science in Management. He started in the industry working for a large container shipping company, where he covered a variety of strategic roles. Along with this past experience he also brings with him the knowledge gained from working as Global Account Manager.

Stefano Castellazzi, Vice President of Sales & Marketing (Italy Region), says, “We are very excited to have Daniele on board our team as Regional Account Manager. We are sure that, thanks to his skills and professionalism, he will help bring our Account Management Program to the highest level of quality.”

Daniele will be based out of the JAS Genoa Office.

Frankfurt Pharma & Healthcare warehouse facility

JAS Worldwide, a global logistics provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement with Swissport Cargo Services, a leading provider of air cargo handling and airport ground services. Effective 01 January 2022, Swissport will handle JAS Pharma and Healthcare freight in its multi-purpose warehouse in Cargo City South at Frankfurt am Main airport, Germany.

“Our Pharma and Healthcare customers will have access to more than 1000 square meters (10,765 square feet) of IATA CEIV certified temperature-controlled space in one of the newest and most sustainable buildings constructed” says Volker Werner, Managing Director of JAS Germany. Dedicated dock doors lead directly into temperature-controlled areas with build-up capabilities for various temperature-controlled packaging types and value-added service options, so JAS customers can enjoy precise and predictable temperature control, quality handling and cost efficiencies.

In addition, the facility will be seamlessly integrated with the JAS dedicated freighter network Blue World Atlantic, pairing secured capacity with end-to-end cold chain handling.

Lukas Bogie, Pharma & Healthcare Management JAS Germany states, “Through this exclusive partnership with Swissport, we are very proud to provide our Pharma & Healthcare customers with innovative cold chain solutions here in Frankfurt. With 24/7/365 operations in the heart of Germany’s cargo operations, our customers will benefit from several advantages all resulting in expedited and robust cold chain handling for temperature sensitive goods.”

Segregated from JAS activities in the warehouse, Swissport’s current ground handling business will continue without interruption.

With a growing network of 27 GDP certified branches across the globe, JAS has made significant investments in people, digital technology, and infrastructure in support of its strategy to provide the best quality logistics services for customers of the Pharma and Healthcare industry.

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