New Global Head of Mining for Damco
By Jacob Puthenparambil
Effective 3rd September 2012, Damco has appointed Ivan Thuynsma as Global Head for the Mining Vertical.
Ivan will be responsible for the global development of customers in and around the mining industry.
Damco has over the last few years seen an increased interest in it’s products and services around the mining vertical – particularly in growth markets like Africa.
“I’m delighted to welcome Ivan to the Damco organization. With his expertise and our unique footprint in Africa I’m sure we will quickly achieve the first steps to our strategy,” says Jacob Moe, Chief Commercial Officer – Damco Africa & Middle East.
“With Damco I feel we have a great position to offer unique end-to-end solutions to customers in the mining industry. Our global footprint – with a key strength in growing markets like Africa & South America – offers something new and exciting to the industry” says Ivan.
Prior to joining Damco, Ivan worked for UTi for 10 year of which 7 were as part of their Mining and Projects vertical, leading the Africa and Middle East Mining and Project vertical for the last 18 Months.
He comes with experience in all facets of the mining supply chain from Greenfield projects to operational replenishment, and the shipping of finished products such as Copper Cathodes.
Ivan holds a B.Com Hons. Degree, and is currently busy with a Masters Degree at the University of Johannesburg with a specific focus on supply chain management.