CEO and Founder
Previously the Vice President of Business Development APAC at Agility Logistics and the Head of Consumer Retail Asia at DHL, Max has over 10 years’ executive business development experience with leading logistics service providers in Asia, solving board-level supply chain problems for multinationals focused on the retail and consumer goods industries.
Prior, Max spent approximately 10 years in the I.T. arena at multiple “dot-com” start-ups in California’s Silicon Valley, trained as a systems engineer and worked for product development software companies in the US and Europe, before entering the logistics industry as a software product manager at APL Logistics in 2000.
Max is originally from the US, and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Max is thus one of the few individuals in the industry with a combination of technical I.T. knowledge and commercial sales management experience, and a true passion for combining the two in this exciting time for the logistics industry.See more on LinkedIn
Chief Information Officer
A seasoned supply chain IT professional, Paul has over 20 years experience implementing transport and distribution focused technology and process improvement projects globally.
Prior to OpenPort, Paul was the Managing Director at Powlett Group, providing IT, Logistics and Supply Chain Solutions consulting to ASX listed FMCG and Transport industries. Before Powlett Group, Paul held senior solutions roles at Visy Logistics, Toll and Accenture. Paul has worked across the US, UK, Europe and SE Asia.See more on LinkedIn
Chief Financial Officer
Nicolas joined OpenPort in its very early days. Prior to joining OpenPort, Nicolas worked for BNP Paribas APAC investment banking division focusing on cross border merger and acquisition transactions in the Energy and Natural Resources sector in Asia.
Nicolas is a French national who graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris and Tsinghua University (MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics) where he notably conducted quantitative supply chain optimization projects for Mitsubishi and PSA Peugeot Citroen.See more on LinkedIn
Board of Directors
Previously the CEO of Agility Logistics South East Asia, and prior to that the SVP of Sales and Marketing and VP of Strategic Accounts, also at Agility, Morten bring a wealth of experience managing large-scale complex organizations in emerging Asian markets, most recently managing 7 countries with a turnover in excess of 350 million USD and 3,500 employees.
Morten has further executive experience as the Senior Director for North Asia at Damco, and as a Director and General Manager for Maersk Logistics, with executive education from the Columbia University Business School.See more on LinkedIn
Board of Directors
Hans is the founder & CEO of Ellipsis Advisors, providing C-Level advisory services to large-cap, mid-cap and early stage businesses. Prior to founding his own business, Hans served as CEO for three multinational corporations.
He was Chief Executive of Asia Pacific for Agility Logistics, where his responsibilities spanned more than 20 countries, over 7,000 employees, and where he served on Agility Logistics’ Global Management Board. He also served as CEO of DHL Global Customer Solutions, CEO of DHL Express USA, and CEO of APL Logistics, serving on the global boards of both DHL and APL. Hans studied at Brown University.See more on LinkedIn
Vice President of Product Management
Johanne is responsible for product strategy and delivery at OpenPort, where he works on leading edge supply chain and logistics technologies.
Prior to OpenPort, he was a senior product manager at NetSuite and led multiple teams in the innovations group working on ecommerce, enterprise collaboration, retail and other verticals including a patented technology that spawns then tracks auditable notes that interconnect business records and disparate fields (Application US20170200018A1).
Johanne served since 1997 in various capacities in the technology space around retail distribution and commerce, from warehousing and freight logistics to ERP and mobility solutions.See more on LinkedIn
Vice President of Marketing
Sam is responsible for marketing and communications at OpenPort.
He joined the company as an early-stage startup and has built and guided the brand through periods of rapid evolution in product and service offerings across multiple markets. Prior to OpenPort, he was marketing manager at the fastest growing supply chain quality control company in Asia.
Sam is based in Hong Kong and holds B.Comm. & M.B.S. degrees earned in his home country of Ireland, in addition to Renmin University of China and Nanyang Technological Institute of Singapore.See more on LinkedIn
Olga is OpenPort’s General Counsel, overseeing all things law and compliance, from corporate governance to human resource management. Previously, Olga was in private practice at a boutique Hong Kong law firm where she split her focus between commercial transactional matters and dispute resolution. Olga hails from Russia via the US and is a Hong Kong solicitor.See more on LinkedIn
Global Head of Engineering
Relly has over 20 years of experience in the I.T. industry, 16 years of which has been focused on logistics, specifically on transportation and warehousing.
In his early years, Relly was a Cobol programmer working on mainframe systems and transitioned as a DBA for Oracle based applications. He was part of a Y2K remediation (the “Y2K Bug”) team that was sent over from the Manila to California to transition IBM legacy systems in the banking and Insurance sectors to be Y2K compliant. Notable clients were Chase Manhattan and Kaiser Permanente. Afterwards, Relly worked for APL Logistics (APLL) for 15 years, developing TMS and YMS systems for N. America and the U.K. Relly also managed the development and implementation APLL’s Global Freight Forwarding system in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Before joining OpenPort, Relly was a Senior Logistics Specialist for APLL managing the IT solutions of customer implementations in the US, China and Australia.
Relly has a working background in Cobol, PowerBuilder & Java languages, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server & MySQL RDBMS’s and data integration using standard and non-standard EDI.See more on LinkedIn
Eusebio has over 20 years of software development experience, with 15 years spent in the e-Banking and payments space.
He has extensive experience developing banking and payment solutions, co-engineered a military-grade Secure Cryptographic Device, and authored BIM-ISO8583.NET and .JAVA libraries. He is also a co-founder in three alpha-stage blockchain startups, including the Philippines first offline Bitcoin Wallet.
Chief Systems Engineer
He has extensive experience Agile development and the role of Scrum Master, and spent 6 years managing a team of over 15 developers.
Managing Director, Middle East
With over 19 years of diversified experience in 3PLs, shipping and container freight; Aamir has held key positions in a wide range of logistics related industries in Pakistan, Dubai and Sri Lanka. His previous position was with Agility Logistics as Director Commercials where he worked closely with different industries on creating end-to-end logistics solutions.
Prior to that, he worked for several companies of the GAC Group- GAC Logistics Pakistan, Al-Hamd Container Terminal, GAC Dubai and GAC Srilanka. He holds an MBA in finance.See more on LinkedIn
Country Manager, Greater China
Previously the Managing Director of Gondrand/Go-Trans Logistics China, Tiger led over 10 branches in an expansion into the Chinese market with European tradelane focused service and solutions.
Prior to this, he was the Head of Ocean and Air for Damco North Asia and the Head of Sales & Business Development for APL Logistics, developing extensive experience in both product management and business development for freight forwarding. Tiger also has over 10 years experience working with local 3PLs transitioning from emerging to mature markets, and running a startup for city delivery services, combining local market knowledge with a global mindset.
Tiger holds an MBA from China Europe International Business School.See more on LinkedIn
Advisors and Partners
Garrett started the first publicly traded bitcoin mining company in 2012, when he was 15 years old, by conducting a token sale.
After learning about the banking system through consulting for venture and financial firms in Germany and Switzerland, he decided to focus on applying blockchain three sectors that have great potential to positively impact the world: energy, transportation, and agriculture.
Garrett is most experienced in hardware development and technical blockchain architecture, and advises blockchain-utilizing companies in Europe, Asia, and North America.See more on LinkedIn
Advisors and Partners
Arno has a 20+ year career in logistics and technology in Asia and Europe and is currently the director of e-Commerce Hong Kong, a leading advisory firm providing technical consultancy on blockchain topics including Ethereum coin protocols.
Arno is passionate about creating FinTech applications helping the financial and insurance industry transform, all based on the implementation of blockchain technology. Arno and his team are trusted advisors of some of the leading retail banks, insurance and logistics/transportation companies. His firm has valuable experience applying protocol coding structure to utilize the power of Ethereum for applications in different industries.
Arno has held senior management positions in several FTSE 100 companies and holds a Master of Science degree from Delft University of Technology and a MBA Strategic Marketing degree from Yale School of Management.See more on LinkedIn
Wavemaker Partners is an early stage venture capital firm established in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles and Singapore.
Its founders are entrepreneurs who’ve built and exited businesses themselves. US-based investments include MindBody (NASDAQ: MB), DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and StyleHaul (acquired by RTL). Singapore-based investments include Luxel (acquired by LVMH), ArtofClick (acquired by Xurpas) and Pie (acquired by Google). Wavemaker is the Southern California and Southeast Asia representative of the Draper Venture Network (DVN).See more on LinkedIn
Caldera Pacific aspires to be the partner of choice for high quality companies that seek long-term capital to execute a growth strategy. Through active involvement, Caldera Pacific works with management teams to develop their businesses, implement strategies and adapt to inevitable market changes.See more on LinkedIn
An experienced private equity, hedge fund and real estate investor, Gabriel is the Chairman of Fenix Global Investors and a prominent angel investor, advisor and board member to numerous start-ups, including GogoVan where he served as Executive Chairman.
Gabriel started his career at Goldman Sachs, moving to Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and later Morgan Stanley, before becoming Managing Director, Head of Asia Special Situations at Och-Ziff Capital Management.
A resident of Hong Kong, Gabriel received a BA from Cambridge University.See more on LinkedIn