Regional shipping line Safmarine has appointed Jan Van Dooren as its Chief Process Officer (CPO).
Van Dooren, who has managed a number of high level projects during his 25 year career with Safmarine, is one of the company’s most experienced senior managers.
During the early and mid 90s he managed the carrier’s agency networks in Europe, South Africa and the USA before being appointed, in 1999, to oversee the integration of Safmarine’s non-trade activities (processes, information systems and infrastructure) into the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.
He also spearheaded the development of Safmarine’s e-Business activities, including the launch of the industry-leading www.safmarine.com as a true business-to-business website.
As CPO, Van Dooren - who was appointed as Safmarine’s Chief Information Officer in 2008 - will manage all Process Excellence (PEX) activities in addition to Information Systems (IS) and the IBM outsourcing contract for Safmarine.
Commenting on the appointment, Safmarine's CEO Tomas Dyrbye said: "I am delighted that Jan has accepted this challenge; his vast experience in Safmarine will play a key role in ensuring we deliver a process-lean, technological platform which supports our customer-focussed organisation.”
Van Dooren will become a member of the Safmarine Leadership Team and is based at Safmarine’s Head Office in Antwerp, Belgium.
Issued on behalf of Safmarine by:
Debbie Owen - Safmarine Media Manager
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