Freight forwarder, Flexport has announced the appointment of Paul Rombeek as the new senior director of Network Trade Lane Management, EMEA.

    Responsible for driving Flexport’s consolidated air and ocean service offerings, the company says that Rombeek will help Flexport Europe to grow and develop its air services, with a focus on the Far East Westbound.

    He brings 22 years of experience in aviation to his new role and will focus on building out Flexport’s end-to-end air experience, extending the customer base, “by ensuring the highest levels of customer experience, service performance and pricing solutions for customers”.

    “Paul’s extensive network and knowledge of aviation industry dynamics will be a great asset to our European business,” said Flexport’s VP Europe, Jan van Casteren.

    “I’m proud that Flexport is able to attract talent like Paul to drive growth of our consolidation products. His experience and entrepreneurial mindset will help us to connect Flexport’s unique value proposition to the air and ocean consolidations services our customers need.”

    Rombeek started his career at Air France-KLM, where he held operational and commercial positions in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. He held the role of general manager for South East Asia & Pacific at Air France-KLM, before going on to join low-cost-carrier Tigerair Mandala as CEO, launching the business in Indonesia. Most recently Paul was global head of sales for the Jetstar Airways Group and chief commercial officer of Jetstar Asia.

    “I’m looking forward to joining such an ambitious and entrepreneurial team,” said Rombeek. “Despite a turbulent 2020, Flexport has continued to grow and I’m delighted to be able to support continued momentum in 2021 and beyond.”

    MRO Americas 2021