Executive Management

CEVA Logistics is a global business with significant operations in Europe,
Middle East, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia.

Xavier Urbain, CEO, heads CEVA and a team of talented leaders

Chief Executive Officer - Xavier Urbain

Xavier UrbainXavier was named CEO of CEVA in January 2014. He brings a long and outstanding career in the Supply Chain industry to CEVA, having served as a member of the Management Board and Board of Directors at Kuehne + Nagel and CEO of ACR Logistics. Prior to that he held a number of executive positions at Mayne Nickless and was CEO of Hays Logistics. Mr. Urbain has also led a number of entrepreneurial ventures together with private equity firms in senior advisor and Board member roles. He started his career as an external auditor at Deloitte & Touche before joining the international retail group Auchan, where he held both financial and logistics positions. He received degrees in Finance and Economics from ESLSCA.


Group Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO

NSNicolas Sartini was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO on 1 January, 2019.  Prior to this, he was acting as CEO of APL since CMA CGM's takeover of APL in June 2016.  Prior to joining APL, he held various positions within CMA CGM as Group Senior Vice President. Nicolas graduated from the Paris-based Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school in 1983.



Chief Operating Officer, Contract Logistics - Brett Bissell

Brett BissellBrett joined CEVA in January 2011 as Managing Director of CEVA’s Latin America operations, where he built a strong team that transformed CEVA’s business and prospects in the region. Prior to CEVA he held a number of executive positions at Flextronics International with operational oversight of Japan and Brazil, and has held a number of senior roles at Qualcomm.  He started his career with engineering roles at Toshiba and Motorola in Japan. As CEVA’s COO for Contract Logistics he is responsible for leading strategy, establishing best practices, and further growing the business line. He received his MBA and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Union College in New York.


Chief Operating Officer, Freight Management - Jerome Lorrain

Jerome LorrainJerome was named COO, Ground, in January 2016 and promoted to Chief Operating Officer Freight Management in November 2017. He brings over 15 years of extensive international experience in the supply chain, logistics and transport industries in almost every market sector. Prior to being named COO Ground, he was Executive Vice President for CEVA’s Balkans, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia cluster. Before joining CEVA, Jerome was CEO of Wallenborn Transports in Luxembourg, where he led a strategic transformation of the company into a structured, multinational group of companies. He joined Kuehne + Nagel in 2000 and spent nearly a decade in senior executive positions across the world. Jerome has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology from Lycee Fabert, Metz (France). He also has a Technician Degree in Logistics and Transportation and holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics from ESILog (Ecole Superieure Internationale de Logistique), Metz (France).


Chief Commercial Officer - Laurent Binetti

Laurent BinettiAfter starting his career in the retail industry, Laurent subsequently spent 20 + years with Dell, where he held several senior commercial positions in Switzerland and the UK with an EMEA scope. During his time at Dell, he successfully expanded the company’s presence into new geographies and developed new products and services. Lately, he has led several start-up initiatives, helping young entrepreneurs to structure their go-to-market strategies. He holds an MBA from the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.;


Chief Financial Officer - Serge Corbel

Serge CorbelSerge joined CEVA Logistics in October 2018 bringing experience in the logistics industry for more than 30 years. Previously, he served in various positions for CMA CGM, a world leading container shipping company. From 2016 until October 2018, he was CFO of APL/NOL, a CMA-CGM company, based in Singapore. From 1991 to June 2016, Serge was corporate controller and member of the executive committee at CMA CGM. From 1984-1991, his duties ranged from salesman to commercial manager with NCHP, a French container shipping company. Serge is French and graduated from EAP-ESCP Europe in 1981.


Chief Human Resources Officer - Pierre Girardin

Pierre Girardin Pierre became CEVA’s Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2015. Pierre first joined TNT Logistics in 2001 and has held a number of international management positions since CEVA’s inception, including Global Business Development, Head of Strategy, as well as Executive Vice President for Benelux. Prior to CEVA, Pierre held a number of management roles at Caterpillar and is a former Partner of McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam. He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau.


Chief Information Officer - Christophe Cachat

Christophe Cachat 2014 Christophe joined CEVA in June 2014 as Chief Information Officer. He has extensive experience in the logistics industry, having served as SVP Information Technology, Americas for Kuehne + Nagel as well as Chief Technology Officer for ACR Logistics in the UK. Prior to that he held a number of security, technology and engineering roles at ALSTOM in France, Banque Indosuez (now Crédit Agricole) and CEGETEL (now SFR). As CEVA’s CIO, he oversees and develops the company’s technology capabilities, including its proprietary Supply Chain Management platform, CEVA Matrix™. He received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the French National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) in Toulouse.


Chief Legal Officer - Kenneth Burch

Kenneth BurchKenneth Burch is Chief Legal Officer for CEVA Logistics.  Kenneth joined TNT Logistics in North America in 2003 where he was responsible for Litigation and Risk Management and was appointed to General Counsel in 2006.  He served as General Counsel during the acquisition of TNT Logistics by Apollo Management LP and was General Counsel for the North American business during the merger with EGL.  He was General Counsel for the Americas Region, and appointed CEVA’s Chief Legal Officer in 2014. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University in Texas.


Executive Director - Leigh Pomlett

Leigh Pomlett Leigh became Executive Director of CEVA in January 2015. His extensive experience in logistics dates back to 1980, which he brought to CEVA in September 2009 when he was named Executive Vice President for UK & Ireland. He has held a number of senior country and regional roles including Chief Executive Mainland Europe for Exel and Chief Executive Mainland Europe DHL Supply Chain, as well as management roles spanning a number of business sectors.  Leigh joined CEVA’s Executive Board as President, Northern Europe in November 2010, was appointed as President, Europe in 2013.  Leigh received his business degree from Liverpool University.  He is also a member of the Freight Transport Association board in the UK.