SEKO Logistics appoints seasoned logistics & eCommerce leader Maxime Bessiere as new CCO

Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Schaumburg, Illinois—SEKO Logistics (SEKO), the leader in end-to-end global logistics, has named Maxime Bessiere as the new Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). She will take over from long-time leader and one of four founders of SEKO’s UK division, David Emerson who steps down effective December 31.

In his new role, Bessiere will be responsible for driving sales growth, vertical market development, account management, solution design, implementation, corporate marketing communications, strategic tender pricing, sustainability and commercial operations in the EMEA region including the UK and Ireland.

He joined SEKO after nearly five years at Kerry Logistics EMEA, where he served a dual role as commercial director of EMEA and cluster managing director of Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Czech Republic and South Africa. Prior, he spent 11 years at GEODIS in the Asia-Pacific region in a series of positions, his last being as sales and marketing director for China and Hong Kong.

“The global leadership team is thrilled to welcome such a highly recognized leader like Maxime, who brings extensive leadership experience in traditional freight forwarding, contract logistics and ecommerce in EMEA to our team,” said Simon Pinto, President, EMEA.

James Gagne, SEKO’s President & CEO adds, “We are sincerely grateful to David as SEKO would not be where we are today without him. SEKO is excited to see where he embarks on his next journey.”

Under Emerson’s commercial leadership, SEKO expanded beyond its US borders for the first time into the UK in 2003. He and other members of the SEKO leadership team then helped to take the company global over the past 20 years, expanding into Europe, Asia, and across the Americas. With his expertise in ecommerce, he helped establish SEKO as one of the first companies to enter the market in 2011. In 2022, SEKO launched a dedicated e-commerce business unit.