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3.0 Management Team
Max Ward – CEO, 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.
Morten Damgaard – COO
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.
Relly Noman – 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.
Nicolas Husson – Vice President of Finance
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.
Johanne Lim – 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.
Sam Coyne – 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. Originally from Ireland, Sam is based in Hong Kong and holds B.Comm. & M.B.S. degrees earned in Ireland, China and Singapore.
Olga Dontsova – General Counsel
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.
Eusebio Garcia – Blockchain Specialist
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.
Christian Noel Alvarez – Chief Systems Engineer
Paul w. Bradley – Independent Director
Paul W. Bradley is the Chairman and CEO of Caprica International, and Vice Chairman and Board Member of Supply Chain Asia. Mr. Bradley’s career spans senior management positions in Fortune 1000 companies, the creation of 7 start-up companies and the launching of two IPO’s. Previously the Managing Director of IDS International (Li & Fung Group) and President of Arshiya International, he has also held senior management positions with NYK Line, HAVI Group and APL Logistics. Designated one of the forty “New Asian Leaders” by the World Economic Forum and presented the Asian Supply Chain Manager of the Year Award by Lloyds Publications, he has attended Wharton/AIM and Stanford Executive Programs and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Hans Hickler – Global Board of Directors
Hans is the founder and CEO of Ellipsis Advisors, LLC, providing C-Level advisory services to large-cap, mid-cap and early stage businesses. In the last 14 years, he has served as CEO on three multinational corporations. Prior to starting his own business, Hans 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 DHL’s CEO for Global Customer Solutions, leading development and sales across major verticals of customer solutions across the DHL Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution, and Forwarding and Express Business Units. Prior to that role, Hans was CEO of DHL Express USA, CEO ofAPL Logistics, and served on the global boards of both organizations. Originally from the US, Hans studied at Brown University and has lived and worked in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.