AIR CARGO WEEK – ECS Group appoints Adrien Thominet as new CEO
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ECS Group has appointed Adrien Thominet – the current chief operating officer – to be its new chief executive officer (CEO).
The role is now held by Bertrand Schmoll, who will continue to be chairman of the Group.
The general sales and service agent (GSSA) says the changes in the top leadership are to “fully align with the transformative needs of their partners and clients and support them to navigate the shift to compete in the digital economy”.
ECS says it aims to be the leader in the rapidly evolving global digital economy and going forward it expects to roll out changes across networks to fulfill customer expectations.
Under the new management structure, ECS says Thominet, as the new CEO, will be committed to steer this strategic expansion and will concentrate on a new business model to reinvent the way GSSAs currently work. He will also lead the sales strategy & operations and will focus on product and service developments across offices.
Thominet explains: “I am honoured by the opportunity to take on the CEO role at ECS Group. I look forward to working with everyone at ECS Group in my new role and leading the company into the next growth phase while continuously strive for innovation and improving the services to our principals.”
Schmoll says: “Asking Adrien to take over the responsibility of the group is the logical next step in the growth trajectory of ECS Group. Given the fact that he has been spearheading the sales and operations for the group so far, this transition was only natural.
“He is by far the best man to lead this group. He has got a really good reputation within the group and in the industry. He is the best image that we can give for our group.”
The Group is reinventing itself to be at the forefront of innovation and technology adoption. With Thominet at the helm of affairs, Schmoll will concentrate on strategic development, mergers and acquisitions and how the group will prepare itself to address the challenges of new technologies and their impact on air cargo industry.
Schmoll will steer ECS Group at a strategic level to equip itself to face the challenges of the rapidly evolving global digital economy.