Executive Team

 

What makes RAK Logistics special? Our team of associates. Each individual brings their own special experience, energy and skills. Together they complement each other and make special things happen! A dynamic group of progressive entrepreneurs from all corners of the globe who have come together to create a unique enterprise.

 

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Michiel Rodermond

Board Member, Head of Europe & MENA

Michiel joined the RAK Logistics group of companies in October 2014. As the founder and owner of Rapid Logistics BV, he drove for 25 years the dynamic success and growth of Rapid in the Netherlands. Rapid was recognized in the industry as the premier privately owned 3PL on Europe’s major Gateway. Rapid’s facilities boast a GREEN award-winning state-of- the-art logistics facility at Schiphol’s busy hub supporting distribution, mission critical, last mile e-fulfillment. Michiel is a pioneer in providing a wide range of services and solutions for the market. He’s an avid sailor, skier and, most charmingly, a fun at heart, compassionate and inspiring gent or as he’d say ‘typical Dutch’. Michiel is a member of the RAK Logistics Board of Directors.

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Dan Frank

Head of USA & ASIA, COO

Dan is a well-known logistics executive who was recently promoted into a duel role as Head of USA and Asia and COO. He has over 25 years of industry experience in Europe, Asia and North America. Dan has served as a key senior executive in extremely successful global organizations throughout his career, most recently as President/CEO for a privately-held logistics firm, Weber Logistics, in the USA. Dan’s a sportsman (boating, hunting, off-track motorcycle racing, and a cross-fit enthusiast) and lives near the beach in Southern California with his family.

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Martin Waud

Group Finance Director

Martin spent the last four years in senior finance leadership roles for the 80+ countries in International SOS’s EEMEA region. Prior to that, he spent two years as the UAE Finance Manager for the world’s leading logistics company, DHL. Before joining the industry, he spent eight years in consultancy and audit management roles for PricewaterhouseCoopers serving many of the world’s Fortune 100 companies. Martin is a Chartered Accountant who earned a BA with honors at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He is currently based in the UAE.

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Devita Ralston

Finance Controller, Americas

Devita joined the RAK Logistics team as Finance Controller, Americas in June 2017.





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Jacob Bech-Hansen

President, Universal Shipping, Inc. USA

Jacob serves RAK Logistics as President of Universal Shipping, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA. He’s a transplant to the Golden State from beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark Forbes “Happiest Place on Earth.” His 20 years of leadership experience in global logistics, ocean, project forwarding, cold chain and trans-loading leads our supply chain solutions in North America. Jacob had executive roles at China LinQ, Formosa Container Line Taiwan and Rohde & Liesenfeld, Gmbh. He’s active as a tennis and cycling buff. Jacob lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife, Lilly, a member of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, home of the Golden Globes.

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Nour El-Amil

Managing Director, Middle East, UAE

Nour brings over 10 years of experience in the logistics industry to RAK Logistics as the Managing Director of Middle East, UAE. He has management experience in the North America and Europe market. He spent the last five years in MENA region. Nour is multilingual as he is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. He has a passion for traveling and enjoys swimming.

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Sheila Hui

President A-Link Freight Inc.

Sheila joined the RAK Logistics team in January 2015 as the founder of A-Link Freight Inc., a well proven prestigious air freight forwarding company, based in Los Angeles, CA. Under her leadership in the past 20 years, A-Link has achieved top agent status with most major Asian Airlines. Sheila has been the pioneer in the China e-commerce cargo market for over 10 years. Prior to founding A-Link Freight, she worked as an Operations Manager and Special Projects Director for Dart Express Inc. She is an active badminton player and enjoys travel , Karaoke and Spa. Her statement is “Work hard and stay humble”.

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Gao Zhan

Director, Internal Audit & Group Consolidation

Gao joined the RAK Logistics team as Director Internal Audit and Group Consolidation with over 8 years extensive expertise in audit assurance, finance, accounting and M&A. Her diverse work background at SC Fulfil Consulting Pte Ltd and Low, Yap & Associates positions creates a perfect match at RAK Logistics. While Gao is proficient in all these areas, she also has a passion for reading and traveling to broaden her experiences. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.

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Tricia Lee

Director, Asia - HR, Admin, Legal and Compliance

Tricia joined RAK Logistics team in April 2013. She manages special projects, PR, global events and marketing to RAK Logistics and its global agent network. She is responsible for determining “best fit” with agents to ensure they meet the specific criteria and performance standards required. Prior to joining RAK, she served the financial industry in Singapore as a Private Banker where she honed her people, administrative and project management skills. Her degree is from Western Australia University and her sports, as a true local, include shopping, Singapore’s best cuisine and nightlife. She works with RAK’s local foundation activities include Special Olympics.