THE NEXT BIG THING

The world is continuously wondering...

"What is THE NEXT BIG THING?" Is it a new phone? A faster computer?
Or perhaps artificial intelligence and advanced robotics?

The Internet has been unable to deliver the powerful economic boost the world now needs. The Internet can be used to deliver emails, connect consumers with products, and even make phone calls, but it has not conquered what drives the global economy—the business-to-business (B2B) marketplace. The World Logistics Council (WLC) is implementing a tangible, global solution that digitally connects the global B2B marketplace—reenergizing the global economy—the same way the Internet has connected people around the world.

UNCONTROLLABLE CHALLENGES

Economic growth is tepid, at best, in many parts of the world as the shadows of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) linger. Our world needs a powerful economic boost and no matter how much it is needed, this boost has not been delivered through traditional measures including fiscal, monetary, and trade policies. The benefits from these policies have now been exhausted. Debt restructuring and financial engineering simply cannot supply the solution to address our current economic malaise; only strong, sustained economic growth can achieve it. The question remains: How can we trigger sustainable economic growth for all?

The truth is, to achieve sustainable economic growth, we can no longer ignore the powerful demographic trends that command a new economic order since such trends fall under the "Uncontrollable Challenges" category.

From an economic standpoint, the world is currently divided into 3 categories: High Income Countries (HIC), Mid Income Countries (MIC), and Low Income Countries (LIC). In 1987, the HIC constituted 22.3% of the world population. Today, that number has drastically decreased to 15%, and with a continued rate of decline, this percentage is estimated to reach 7.8% by 2041. In contrast, the MIC and LIC now comprise 45% and 40% of the world’s population, respectively, and are growing rapidly.

In the HIC, birth rates are low; the population is aging, yet salaries remain high. This is an efficient and productive community challenged with low market demand. Meanwhile in the MIC and LIC, birth rates are high, population is young and strong, but salaries are often 20% or less of those in the HIC. This is a very densely populated community challenged with low buying power.

The facts are clear, the HIC cannot clone people, and cannot open the borders wider. The strongest and the only option for them is to build the buying power of the MIC and LIC, thus creating a vast new market for their products and services. Meanwhile, the strongest and the only option for the MIC and LIC is to commit to business excellence to achieve efficient and transparent operations, thereby attracting national and international investments resulting in increased buying power.

The bottom line is that we must enlarge the global economic “pie” instead of competing on the same one that we have today. The first step has already begun; by expanding the G8 to the G20. This makes explicit the interdependence of our global economy. It makes clear that HIC, MIC, and LIC must connect in a smarter way to sustain economic growth for all.

The WLC's tangible, global solution, which enhances trade efficiency and security to digitally connect the global B2B marketplace, represents the required innovation for future economic prosperity.

GLOBAL SOLUTION

The WLC's global solution is THE NEXT BIG THING since it impacts the lives of nearly 7 billion people by digitally connecting the global B2B marketplace. No matter how big the economic challenges may now seem, the high, mid, and low income countries still have enormous strengths waiting to be joined and energized. The WLC's tangible solution that joins these significant global demographic strengths will enlarge the global economic “pie” instead of nations competing on the same one that we have today.

The WLC passionately believes that global economic prosperity can only be achieved through a series of powerful global innovations, each matched to address the unique challenges of digitizing the global economy. Through the WLC's catalogue of innovations, the WLC has successfully transformed a technology solution into a global economic development program that will unleash a new era of 21st century trade efficiency and provide multiple economic growth roadmaps that address the needs of any region, country, or business; thus rebalancing the global economy. WLC's global program is recognized for defining the goals that meet the aspirations of most of the world’s citizens, developing the roadmap for taking us from the present condition towards the defined goals, providing the required tools to implement the roadmap, and fostering global consensus.

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GLOBAL STRUCTURAL FORMULA

The Global Structural Formula (GSF) is of paramount importance in ensuring a sustainable global program being delivered and maintained efficiently by capable global organizations after being triggered by a nonprofit organization, all working in concert with government bodies. The GSF includes the participation of all forms of organizations, listed below, bridging the gap between the public and the private sector while capitalizing on each organization’s capabilities and jurisdictions. Thus, the GSF introduces an independent, global monitoring mechanism that offsets geopolitical and monopolistic concerns and that concurrently ensures a rapid, global deployment of the Digital Economy Platform; hence providing benefits to all participants.

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MDDEAS™

The Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS™) is a web-based, worldwide-patented, open-access software technology platform offered to the real economy participants in the world’s global value chains on Software as a Service (SaaS) basis. The MDDEAS™ is free of use to all users in the real economy as long as they have Internet access. It can be accessed directly using an Internet portal or through ease of integration with their existing systems.

As participants conduct their trade activities, the MDDEAS™ accumulates rich, dynamic, continuously validated, and real-time data with Ultimate Data Quality (UDQ) with near certain veracity. UDQ de-risks the global value chains due to increased transparency, and empowers Digital Economy services such as commerce, finance, and insurance.

The main benefit of the MDDEAS™ ecosystem based on such UDQ is that it allows for the creation of the smart e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance, e-Logistics, and e-Grants matrices with unprecedented high conversion ratios of a user seeing a product or service online to its acquisition. Accordingly, the main functionalities of the MDDEAS™ include:

  • Managing global trade transactions shelf-to-shelf
  • Smart matching of buyers and sellers in the B2B marketplace to grow trade
  • Increasing ease of access to trade financing
  • Enhancing the availability of affordable insurance for trade transactions
  • Expediting funding for grant applications

The MDDEAS™ represents a quantum leap in global trade by delivering new levels of efficiency and cargo security to every participant in the shipment flow through the use of the following apps:

  • e-Logistics Suite (AxioLog): integrates and automates the horizontal logistics processes of trade across all of the 19 industry clusters within the global value chains
  • e-Commerce Suite (AxioMark): consists of an Online Advertising Platform, an e-Commerce Enablement App, a Customer Relationship Management App, and a Carbon Trading App
  • e-Finance Suite (AxioFin): consists of a Trade Finance Risk Mitigation App, a Financial Transactions Risk Mitigation App, and an Asset Recovery App for financial services firms
  • e-Insurance Suite (AxioIn): contains a Trade Insurance Risk Mitigation App, a Risk Accumulations Modeling App, and an Expedite Claims Processing App for the insurance services firms
  • e-Grants Suite (AxioGrant): enables Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to apply for, obtain, and manage the grants provided by the WLC and its affiliates to maximize their trade efficiency based on what technology makes possible now and in the future
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RAPID DEPLOYMENT

Over an 18-month period, the MDDEAS™ will be triggered through four Benchmark Trade Lanes (BTL) within the 4 regions of the world (Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa) through the active involvement of governments, pan-regional organizations, industry associations, academia, and the world’s leading technology, finance, insurance, and commerce firms. Each Trade Lane will include sellers; buyers; carriers; logistics service providers; banks; ports; customs; insurance, finance, and commerce providers; and the public sector — everyone participating in the shipment process from shelf-to-shelf.

Based on the extensive benefits received, the Benchmark Trade Lane (BTL) participants will promote the use of the MDDEAS™ to their own extended supply chains and customers through a viral marketing effect. In fact, only 20 ocean carriers manage nearly 82% of international trade shipments. By focusing on integrating with the carriers and working closely with the WLCN Gateways, we estimate that the MDDEAS™ will penetrate 60% of the B2B marketplace by 2025. Above all, global coverage will be accelerated by the fact that the MDDEAS™ will be available to every end user in the world free of charge with guaranteed service availability.

Through the BTL Program, the WLC will:

  • Implement the MDDEAS™ digital tools and demonstrate the realized, comprehensive benefits that will re-energize global trade
  • Promote the MDDEAS™ solution as an imperative for the world
  • Advance the rapid global deployment through awareness campaigns involving all stakeholders at national and regional levels

The deployment of the MDDEAS™ through the regional BTLs will accelerate several economic development initiatives within each region. Please also refer to the regional economic road maps published with the League of Arab States & African UnionASEAN-BAC, and the Association of Development Finance Institutions for Asia/Pacific.

We presently have commitments from several G20 countries to lead the BTLs since they are highly motivated to implement their national Trade Efficiency Assessment recommendations, in order to reduce trade costs, increase trade, and create jobs, among other benefits.

The activities of the BTL deployments are organized as follows:

  1. Selection of the Deployment Lane
  2. Operations Excellence Assessment
  3. Education and Awareness
  4. Lane Deployment
  5. Showcase the Benchmarks

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E-Hub of the World

The E-Hub of the World is a center of technology excellence whose unique organization structure ensures the strengths of public, academic, and private organizations are woven together to build, host, and enhance the MDDEAS™ to its fullest capability based on what technology makes possible today. This creative organizational structure is comprised of the E-Hub Core Triangle consisting of a world-renowned academic institution mainly to lead the innovation program, a global technology firm to pioneer development of the Digital Economy tools, and a visionary public institution to champion the adoption of the Digital Economy; all housed under one roof. This unique organizational structure allows the partners to consolidate their competencies in order to build the knowledge-intensive organization necessary to orchestrate the development and enhancement of the MDDEAS™.

Through the protection of the community of nations where it will be treated as an international facility, the E-Hub will provide the real economy participants worldwide with uninterrupted and continuous use of the MDDEAS™.

Plans for the establishment of the E-Hub are well advanced. To date, the WLC has received serious expressions of interest to host the E-Hub of the World from the states of Colorado and Indiana, as well as the state of Telangana in India.

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Axioms of the 5Cs – the GDSS

There is a growing level of concern about data privacy and information security in the digital era. Since trade data is of national security importance and such information is the currency of the future, it must be securely exchanged. Accordingly, the WLC’s innovation—the “Axioms of the 5Cs” representing the Global Data Security Standard (GDSS)—provides the multilayered mechanism to safeguard the data privacy and information security of public and private organizations. The “Axioms of the 5Cs” are:

C.1 Consortium of Globally Balanced Ownership

C.2 Council of Worldwide Fiduciary Governance Board

C.3 Committee of Technology Governance Board Experts

C.4 Controlled Segregated Technology Development

C.5 Continuous and Comprehensive Audits

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Global Market Consensus

The WLC has secured a global consensus from a technology, macro, and micro perspective towards empowering the Digital Economy:

  • Macro Perspective: WLC’s innovation successfully secured the policy adoption of the Digital Economy by the G20 Leaders.  More than 75% of the world’s citizens, represented by 150 governments through their pan-regional organizations and industry associations entrusted to develop tangible growth plans, have executed MOUs and published economic Road Maps, towards deploying the MDDEAS™ across the globe while ensuring this initiative offsets geopolitical and monopolistic concerns.
  • Micro Perspective: As a first step towards deploying the Digital Economy, diagnostic trade efficiency assessments have been completed in cooperation with more than 71 ministries, industry associations, NGOs/IGOs, academia, along with private sector experts in all G20 nations. To date, the results of the global study, including 1.2 million data points, have been staggering: 86% do not have an integrated system and nearly 90% want the WLC’s MDDEAS™ solution.
  • Technology Perspective: Twenty-six of the world’s leading technology firms, with annual revenues of more than USD 500 billion and 2.4 million experts servicing 60% of the world’s GDP, have executed strategic agreements with WLC as a first step to be selected under an equal opportunity process as “Gateways” to deploy the MDDEAS™ globally. These firms realize they cannot deploy such a solution alone and can more than double their EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Taxes) when deploying the MDDEAS™ globally.
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Sustainable Business Model

The WLC makes its global solution available at no cost to end users through a unique business model that ensures the widespread adoption of the MDDEAS™ by all real economy participants within the global value chains. The WLC is a semi-government Revenue Sharing Organization (RSO) that oversees a network of private commerce, finance, insurance, and technology firms called the World Logistics Council Network (WLCN) hat work as Gateways to deploy the Digital Economy services of the MDDEAS™ worldwide. The e-Commerce, e-Finance and e-Insurance firms in the WLCN generate revenues projected to be USD 5.5 trillion in 2025. These revenues are shared with the WLC, the WLCN Technology Gateways, the Regional Councils and its technology arm, the World Logistics Council Development (WLCD).

The WLCD and the Technology Gateways utilize the digital services revenues received to build, maintain, continually enhance, and support the deployment of the MDDEAS™. By sharing revenue this way, access to the MDDEAS™ can be provided at zero cost to all end users including shippers, receivers, logistics service providers (LSP), ports, governments, international organizations, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

To sum up, this sustainable business model described above allows users worldwide to realize significant business growth through operational excellence enabled by the MDDEAS™, free of cost to the end user. In addition, the revenue sharing model sustains the MDDEAS™ while providing significantly new services and large market opportunities to the commerce, finance, insurance, and technology firms that will deploy the MDDEAS™ globally, delivering what the world's trade participants demand.

VALUE PROPOSITION

World leaders from the G20 as well as pan-regional organizations, industry associations, academia, and the real economy participants at the ground level agree that WLC's empowered Digital Economy is a key priority to increase trade efficiency and to grow the global economy.

The WLC’s tangible solution will transform the future of e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Insurance, e-Logistics, and e-Grants while providing significant benefits to all stakeholders. The WLC is the only organization to provide a global solution to resolve the world’s current economic challenges by delivering a USD 16 trillion Value Proposition by the year 2025.

In most business environments there is usually a solution provider and a solution adopter who depends on the former. What distinguishes WLC’s global solution, delivered through the MDDEAS®, is that it presents a universal Value Proposition that benefits all stakeholders in the global economy at the ownership, governance, deployment, and user levels. In other words, this is a solution for all of us, by all of us.

The Value Proposition delivered by the MDDEAS® provides "BENEFITS TO ALL" including:

  • Decreasing annual trade cost by USD 2.7 trillion
  • Lowering business operating cost up to 15%
  • Increasing global trade by USD 7.9 trillion
  • Providing a new USD 6 trillion service market opportunity
  • Generating a USD 1 trillion SME grant fund
  • Creating nearly 150 million global jobs
  • Enhancing cargo security
  • Improving food safety
  • Reducing carbon footprint
  • Speeding effective disaster relief response

The key elements of this extensive value proposition provided through the MDDEAS® will attract and motivate all of the real economy participants across HIC, MIC, and LIC to collaborate together towards rebalancing the global economy and providing economic prosperity for all. The deployment of the MDDEAS® is whole new paradigm shift in how industries, marketers, financiers, and insurers will do business. It will create in effect an entirely new USD 5.5 trillion e-Market for e-Commerce, e-Finance and e-Insurance. A global consensus from the public and private sectors has validated this enormous Value Proposition to meet the needs of buyers, sellers, and marketers. It will enrich the lives of the millions of users and propel the global economy into an entirely new level of growth and prosperity.

WORLD LOGISTICS COUNCIL

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
ADVISORY BOARD
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ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

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World Logistics Council (WLC)
Mission:
Project manager for GCEL to coordinate all deployment activities to deliver the global Digital Economy
Status: An Irish, semi-government, revenue sharing organization with a corporate charter
Members: The founder and the four Regional Councils

Major Roles:

  • Commercialize, deploy and maintain the global Digital Economy Platform and ensure its availability to all at no cost to end users
  • Monitor the performance of the World Logistics Council Network
  • Serve as one of three co-chairs on GCEL’s Board
  • Lead Benchmark Trade Lane deployment

Regional Logistics Councils (4)
Mission
: Provide global governance to the WLC and spur deployment in the four regions of the world
Status: Regional semi-government organization with a corporate charter
Members: Owned and governed by organizations from major countries in each of the four world regions

Major Roles:

  • Own and provide governance to the WLC, representing the interests and concerns of their respective region in the ongoing operations of WLC
  • Monitor the performance of the WLCN within their region

World Logistics Council Development (WLCD)
Mission: Deploy and maintain the open access technology platform that powers the global Digital Economy
Status: A subsidiary of the WLC with a corporate charter
Members:

  • Owned by the WLC and collectively by the technology, public, and university partners of the Core Triangle
  • Governed by the WLC and Core Triangle members
  • Advised by the 12 Technology, 1 e-Commerce, 1 e-Finance, and 1 e-Insurance Gateways

Major Roles:

  • Build and maintain the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS®)
  • Maintain Data Privacy and Information Security of the MDDEAS®
  • Undertake world-class R&D on the engine of the digital economy
  • Facilitate the participation of integrated technology service providers in the Digital Economy Platform

 

World Logistics Council Network (WLCN)
Mission:
Deploy the MDDEAS® for trade to public and private users around the world
Status: Gateways which are prominent commerce, technology, financial, and insurance organizations from around the world
Members: Privately owned companies with their own corporate governance

Major Roles:

  • Deploy the MDDEAS® around the world
  • Serve on the Technology Governance Board to the WLCD
  • Technology Gateways deploy the MDDEAS® directly through the Internet or through interfaces to the existing systems
  • e-Financie Gateway (AxioFin) facilitates a vast array of financial services to users of the MDDEAS®
  • e-Insurance Gateway (AxioIn) facilitates insurance service to all firms in the B2B marketplace
  • e-Commerce Gateway (AxioMark) facilitates advertising & market exchange services

AXIOMARK
Status:
A U.S. based organization
Members: WLC and Strategic Partner
Major Role:

Generate revenue streams leveraging DEP including:

  • Attribute-based advertising and pricing
  • Conversion ads to procure goods and services
  • Information, data sales and other

AXIOFIN
Status:
A UK based organization
Members: WLC and Strategic Partner
Major Role:

Generate revenue streams leveraging DEP:

  • Bill Consolidation & Electronic Trade Payment
  • Inventory and Receivable Financing
  • Foreign Currency Exchange & Letters of Credit

AXIOIN
Status:
A Hong Kong based organization
Members: WLC and Strategic Partner
Major Role:

Generate insurance revenue streams leveraging DEP:

  • Freight insurance premiums
  • Credit risk premiums
  • Reinsurance premiums
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ADVISORY BOARD

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Captain Samuel Salloum Chairman and CEO, World Logistics Council
Co-Chairman, GCEL

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YB Dato' Kamaruzzaman Bin Abu Kassim President, Asia Logistics Council
CEO, Johor Corporation

ASIA - ADVISORY BOARD

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Y. B hg. Tan Sri Abd Rahman Mamat Chairman, Asia Logistics Council
Sec. Gen, Min. of Int. Trade & Industry, Malaysia
(2006-2010)

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H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan Secretary-General, ASEAN (2008-2012)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
(1997-2001)

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Mr. Yugi Prayanto Vice Chairman, Indonesia National Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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H.E. Masahiko Horie Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
Former Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia

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Mr. Xu Ningning Co-Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Association
Executive Secretary-General, China-ASEAN Business Council Chinese Secretariat

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YB Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz Minister of Int. Trade & Industry, Malaysia
(1987-2008)
Asia Logistics Council Chairperson
(2009-2011)

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Y. B hg. Tan Sri Dato' Muhammad Ali Bin Hashim CEO, Johor Corporation
(1981-2009)
Asia Logistics Council Chairperson
(2008-2009)

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Mr. Pushpanathan Sundram Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Economic Community
(2009-2012)
Chairman, China-ASEAN Business Association

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Dr. Makarim Wibisono Permanent Rep. to United Nations, Indonesia
(2004-2007)
President, United Nations Economic and Social Council
President, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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Mr. Michael Johnson Member of Parliament, Australia
(2001-2010)
CEO, Kokoda Capital Group

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Mr. Mark Grey CEO of Collective Health and Wellness

MEA - ADVISORY BOARD

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H.E. Dr. Mohammad Halaiqah Member of Parliament and Senate, Jordan
(2004-2007)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister, Jordan
(2000-2004)

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H.E. DR. Mohammad Amr Minister - Foreign Affairs, Egypt
(2011-2013)
Alternate Executive Director, World Bank
(1997-2009)

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H.E. Nancy Bakir High Commissioner for Arab Civil Society, Arab League
Minister of Culture, Jordan
(2007-2009)

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Eng. Omar Bahlaiwa Secretary General for Committee for International Trade
(2016 – Present)
Secretary-General of Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry
(2012-2013)

AMERICAS - ADVISORY BOARD

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Mr. Gregory Bird Deputy Secretary General, GCEL
Executive, Arthur Andersen & Co
(1974-1986)

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Hon. John E. Jamian Head Maritime Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
(2003-2006)

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Mr. Richard E. Gabrys Vice Chairman, Deloitte
(1962-2004)

EUROPE - ADVISORY BOARD

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Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold Director, Royal United Services Institute
(1994-2007)
British Royal Navy
(1960-1993)

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Rear Admiral Roberto Patruno Italian Navy - Coast Guard (Ret.)
IMO/UNEP Director, Regional Marine Pollution
Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea
(1998-2006)

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Mr. Victor Sedov Chairman of OPORA RUSSIA

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Prof. Jay Mitra Professor of Business Enterprise & Innovation, Essex Business School

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Dr. John Llewellyn Founding Partner at Llewellyn Consulting (United Kingdom)

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Mr. Pietro Spirito President of the Port System of Central Tirrenian Sea (Italy)

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Mr. Rainer Ptok Head of Foreign Relations Department at BVMW

CAREERS

MANAGER OF DEPLOYMENT

Asia Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Manager of Deployment is responsible for performing the tasks associated with the organization’s Technology Deployment operations, with immediate focus on successfully delivering country Trade Efficiency Assessments (TEA), also known as Shipment Efficiency Assessments (SEA) reports. This position reports to the Deployment Director, with a focus on research analysis. The Manager supports the deployment process as well as all aspects of project management.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Expertly utilize data organization, analysis and reporting tools
  • Take ownership of data validation and analysis, leading to quality assessments and summaries
  • Participate in research and analysis as well as write economic and trade reports
  • Train and supervise coordinators and research assistants on evaluating data quality and pointing out anomalies
  • Provide project management support such as task allocation planning, progress tracking, cost estimation, vendor selection and management , etc.
  • Liaise with team members across multiple locations
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the operational units of the organization

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA  

Qualification & Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in any of the following fields of study: Computer Science or Engineering, Mathematics or Economy (with some Computer Science background); M.S. preferred
  • Demonstrable expertise and skill in data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Experience in technology solutions deployment and assessment

Competencies/Skills

  • Excellent command of English writing
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Efficient and solution-oriented 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to pay full attention to details and data anomalies





Director of Program Management and Deployment

Asia Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE

The Director of Program Management and Deployment leads a global team, and provides strategy and direction for major program initiatives. The Director will align the team to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget, on quality, and on value, while working across multiple business partners to adopt and adapt to changing business needs.

The Director provides leadership in the establishment and maintenance of relationships with pan-regional semi-government organizations, government ministries, central banks, industry associations, and other NGOs. The Director sets goals, monitors work, and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization. 

 KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Deliver technology programs on time, within budget, and to quality standards, while ensuring maximum value at an acceptable level of risk
  • Provide research, high level analysis, and quantitative assessment
  • Plan projects or work packages upfront by leading the estimation efforts
  • Ensure programs meet the requirements of the organization’s standards, policies, and procedures
  • Manage all phases of the deployment of the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS™)
  • Support the technology partners that will build, deploy, operate, and maintain the MDDEAS™, including a complete suite of logistics and supply chain applications
  • Manage the departmental agenda to achieve organizational objectives
  • Advise and provide analysis for upper management to scope and prioritize potential technology projects
  • Implement corporate policies, procedures, and organizational structure for assigned deployment unit within the framework of corporate policy
  • Assist business partners in liaising with government officials such as Ministries of Trade, Finance, and Economy as well as central banks and NGOs to co-convene events related to our global initiative
  • Assist in the establishment of and ensure compliance of operational units’ short-term and long-term goals with overall corporate objectives
  • Plan, staff, and supervise all assigned work unit activities through subordinate managers to ensure a cohesive deployment unit
  • Ensure proper reporting structure with regional/corporate functions
  • Advise Vice President on strategic business development and key corporate planning initiatives that relate and impact the deployment of the company
  • Enforce high quality standards
  • Manage project performance and intervene as needed to meet objectives
  • Manage the departmental budget and staffing requirements
  • Direct the internal technology team, integrated services providers, and technology partners to ensure successful deployment and ongoing delivery of services
  • Support the security of the organization's information and architecture
  • Evaluate team performance and encourage individual improvement efforts
  • Ensure proper departmental execution of the corporate continuous improvement policy
  • Ensure thorough and accurate cost estimates to help plan and justify potential projects
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the deployment unit, company, or as directed by the VP of Technology

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA  

Qualification & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Project Management, Information Technology, Engineering or any related field is required; MBA degree preferred
  • A minimum of ten years of experience, including a minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in Project and Program Management Experience in Logistics Industry and Technology Application
  • Proven track record in the management of company operations, process implementation, and quality assurance
  • Ability to build strong trusting relationships, both internally and externally
  • Experience in managing complex IT projects with various teams
  • Taken part in multiple full project life cycles and in a client facing role
  • International travel flexibility with minimal visa restrictions

Competencies/Skills

  • Project management skills - will manage projects in many different countries
  • Discrete with high level of professionalism at all times in the daily management of the team
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to details
  • Strong initiative and sound judgment, with a leadership perspective to ensure teamwork and inspiration to the team
  • Excellent ability for public presentations and interaction at all levels, internally and externally
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Multi-lingual fluency in at least 2 languages
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Action-oriented with a keen sense of urgency

 





Director of Human Resources

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The HR Director oversees the HR function across the organization and across each of the 4 global regions. The Director manages and oversees the efficient posting, hiring, interviewing, reviewing, and termination (if necessary) of employees. The Director works in collaboration with the Finance Department to manage the payroll function. The Director ensures that all HR-related matters are managed in a confidential and professional manner in accordance with the requirements and labor law of the jurisdiction in which employees are deployed. The Director has a strategic role in assessing the needs of the company to ensure appropriate talent is acquired, managed, and retained to ensure success of the global mission.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify staff vacancies, assist with job descriptions' preparation, place advertisements, conduct interviews, perform background checks, and select/recommend applicants
  • Analyze; develop; and administer competitive compensation, benefits, and performance management systems and programs; and ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about compensation and benefits policies, job duties, working conditions and career development
  • Assist with preparation of legal agreements for employees and outside contractors
  • Manage personnel matters dealing with understaffing, referee disputes, and administer disciplinary procedures and employee terminations
  • Advise managers on organizational policy and recommend needed changes
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude and knowledge of individual performance expectations towards achieving organizational objectives
  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts, and helping resolve work-related problems
  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, and employee relations
  • Study legislation, arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts to assess industry trends
  • Develop and/or administer special projects in areas such as pay equity, savings bond programs, day-care, and employee awards
  • Provide terminated employees with outplacement or relocation assistance

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management; MBA or Master's in Psychology or HR preferred
  • 10-15 years of Human Resources experience
  • Multilingual preferred
  • International contract experience and knowledge of ex-patriot programs and experience in government, NGO, and private sector contracting
  • Small and large project and program orientation and outcome management
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects

Competencies/Skills

  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data, such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals, and absenteeism rates
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of organization's personnel policies and practices
  • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee termination
  • Investigate and report on industrial accidents for insurance carriers
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations
  • Negotiate bargaining agreements and help interpret labor contracts
  • Prepare personnel forecast to project employment needs
  • Prepare and follow budgets for personnel operations
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate applicant tests
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification, and rating of occupations and job positions





Director Public Relations & Government Affairs

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs (Director P&G) oversees the establishment and management of regional and global public relations/government affairs, as well as the development and implementation of policies and procedures. The Director P&G provides leadership in the establishment and maintenance of relationships with pan-regional semi-government organizations, government ministries, central banks, industry associations, and other NGOs. The Director P&G enables the co-convening of hosted events in countries throughout the region; including high-level government and industry keynote speakers, expert panelists, and press conferences with local and international media. The Director P&G sets goals, monitors work, and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement corporate policies, procedures, and organizational structure for assigned operating unit within the framework of corporate policy
  • Liaise, as the senior level executive, with Government officials; such as Ministries of Trade, Finance, and Economy, as well as Central Banks and NGOs to co-convene events related to our global initiative
  • Oversee the operational logistics for multiple country events, including vendor negotiation and venue selection.
  • Ensure the P&G team manages identification of event attendees and invitation process
  • Direct content development of print and electronic communication materials for preparation by graphics design and e-media personnel
  • Establish relationships with local and international media and manage press conferences and press releases
  • Provide support to any number of projects from an operational, financial, and resource standpoint
  • Assist in the establishment, and ensure compliance, of the operational units’ short-term and long-term goals with overall corporate objectives
  • Plan, staff, and supervise all assigned work unit activities through subordinate managers to ensure a cohesive operational unit
  • Provide advice, guidance, and direction to subordinate executives and managers toward their professional development
  • Coordinate and confer with professional staff to resolve operations issues and difficulties, and authorize department operational procedures within corporate framework
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the operational unit, company, or as directed

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree preferably in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Economics or related studies; a PHD would be well-regarded
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in a senior executive level position, such as Director or VP
  • Proven track record in the management of company operations, process implementation, and quality assurance
  • Experience in Logistics Industry and Technology Application would be an advantage

Competencies/Skills

  • Work with the CEO Office to shape and develop global and regional strategy and organization
  • Ensure proper reporting structure with global/regional/corporate functions
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within each functional area
  • Advise the CEO Office on strategic business development and key corporate planning initiatives that relate and impact the operations of the company
  • Discrete with a high level of professionalism at all times in the daily management of the team
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to details
  • Strong initiative and sound judgment with a leadership perspective to ensure teamwork and inspiration to the team
  • Excellent ability for public presentations and interaction at all levels internally and externally
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Multilingual fluency in at least 2 languages (fluency in written and spoken English)
  • Strong office computer applications knowledge and skills
  • Action-oriented with a keen sense of urgency
  • Flexible-minded and willing to make changes and/or adjustments as the organization continues to grow

 





VICE PRESIDENT / Director of e-Commerce

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The VP/Director of e-Commerce will provide expert analysis and advice on the building of an e-Commerce revenue sharing entity. The VP/Director will be responsible for identifying and negotiating with potential partners who have a global profile in e-Commerce, Media, Marketing, and Communications. The VP/Director will have an initial establishment of the business role, followed by a supervisory partnering role with the chosen partner. Deep knowledge and experience in B2B and B2C e-Commerce are essential; as well as the preparation and negotiation of documentation in various disciplines, including offer memorandums, mergers, and acquisitions. The VP/Director will be required to work closely with the Business Development Director, Finance Director, and Legal Director. The VP/Director must have experience in working with Investment Bankers. The VP/Director will also need to work in a technical capacity to provide advice and support to the Director of Technology regarding the establishment of a global Digital Economy e-Commerce platform focused on the B2B market.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analysis, research, and advice on the establishment of the revenue sharing partner and contribute to M&A and business strategic planning
  • Have experience in e-Commerce sales, analysis, online advertising, e-Commerce enablement, Research Services, and the establishment of a Carbon Trading Platform
  • Have deep knowledge of revenue generation strategies for e-Commerce including but not exclusive to Cost Per Click (CPC), Cost Per 1000 Impressions (CPM), Virtual Billboards (VB), Virtual Outsourcing (VOS), video meeting to conduct transactions, and commission on payments
  • Provide expert e-Commerce advice on issues arising from the selection of a global revenue sharing partner
  • Be exceptionally well-connected and regarded in the e-Commerce marketplace, with an excellent record in B2B and B2C business transactions
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on e-Commerce issues.
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of e-Commerce, B2B, and B2C issues (in particular the identification of suitable business partners)
  • Represent the company or its officials in various high-level meetings with investment bankers, legal and finance professionals
  • Represent the company at discussions, negotiations, and strategy sessions with potential partners and ultimately the agreed partner
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents pertinent to e-Commerce and the B2B marketplace
  • Be a spokesperson and opinion leader in e-Commerce circles, seminars, conferences and symposia
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Master's degree in e-Commerce or related field of IT and business; MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of e-Commerce in the B2Band B2C marketplace
  • A minimum of 15 years of working experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Wide range of knowledge in Media, Marketing, and Communications as related to the e-Commerce environment
  • Membership of national and international professional bodies related to e-Commerce
  • Required visibility to maintain a professional appearance and to provide a positive company image to the public





VICE PRESIDENT / Director of e-Insurance

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The VP/Director of e-Insurance will provide expert analysis and advice on the building of an e-Insurance revenue sharing entity. The VP/Director will be responsible of identifying and negotiating with potential partners who have a global profile in e-Insurance, Insurance Broking, General Insurance, Marine Insurance, Banking, Investment Banking, and e-Payment services and technologies. The VP/Director will have an initial establishment of the business role, followed by a supervisory partnering role with the chosen partner. Deep knowledge and experience in B2B and B2C e-Insurance, e-Commerce and e-Payment are essential; as well as the preparation and negotiation of documentation in various disciplines including offer memorandums, mergers, and acquisitions. The VP/Director will be required to work closely with the Business Development Director, Finance Director, and Legal Director. The VP/Director must have experience in working with Investment Bankers. The VP/Director will also need to work in a technical capacity to provide advice and support to the Director of Technology regarding the establishment of a global Digital Economy e-Insurance platform focused on the B2B market.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analysis, research, and advice on the establishment of the revenue sharing partner and contribute to M&A and business strategic planning ?
  • Have experience in General and Marine Insurance, Insurance Broking, e-Insurance, e-Finance, e-Payment enablement, sales, analysis, and Research Services ?
  • Have deep knowledge of revenue generation strategies for e-Insurance, e-Finance, and e-Payment systems ?
  • Provide expert e-Insurance advice on issues arising from the selection of a global revenue sharing partner ?
  • Be exceptionally well-connected and regarded in the e-Insurance marketplace, with an excellent record in B2B and B2C business transactions ?
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on e-Insurance issues
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of e-Insurance, B2B, and B2C issues (in particular the identification of suitable business partners) ?
  • Represent the company or its officials in various high-level meetings with investment bankers, legal and finance professionals ?
  • Represent the company at discussions, negotiations, and strategy sessions with potential partners and ultimately the agreed partner ?
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents pertinent to e-Insurance and the B2B marketplace ?
  • Be a spokesperson and opinion leader in e-Insurance circles, seminars, conferences, and symposia ?
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Master's degree in e-Insurance, e-Commerce, or related field of IT and business; MBA preferred ?
  • Knowledge of e-Insurance, e-Finance, e-Payments, and e-Commerce in the B2B and B2C marketplace
  • A minimum of 15 of years working experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of actuarial principles for general insurance and knowledge of international insurance law and regulation
  • Wide range of knowledge in Insurance (General and Marine), Insurance Broking, Banking, Investment Banking and e-Services as related to the e-Insurance and e-Payment environment?
  • Membership of national and international professional bodies related to e-Insurance and e-Commerce?
  • Required visibility to maintain a professional appearance and to provide a positive company image to the public





Executive Assistant to Deputy Secretary-General

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Executive Assistant to Deputy Secretary-General provides high-level, confidential administrative support to the Executive Management. Duties include project-based activities, as well as scheduling travel, arranging meetings, handling information requests, preparing reports and correspondence, and liaising with various levels of stakeholders. This position is often privy to confidential information and as such, requires diplomacy and discretion.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, initiative, and independence in supporting the Executive Management on a wide variety of issues
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff and officials, including external stakeholders
  • Manage calendar events; including responding to meeting and travel requests, notifying Management of out-of-office appointments, and rescheduling when necessary
  • Supervise the preparation of materials for meetings as appropriate
  • Receive, sort, and screen all incoming faxes and mail; categorize and prioritize responses needed; use initiative to prepare responses for signature; assemble background information from many sources; summarize lengthy correspondence, highlighting key sentences and topics; and follow up to ensure proper and timely action is taken
  • Add to and maintain an accurate business and personal contact database of the Executive Management
  • Assist in the timely management of all communication (written and via telephone, e-mail, and voice-mail) among stakeholders; compose letters and statements; and monitor follow-ups with all distribution that requires answers, responses, and written replies
  • Prepare agendas, attend meetings when instructed and take minutes, distribute and make necessary follow-up on progress and ensure that datelines are met
  • Maintain a proper filing system and keep it up-to-date
  • Orchestrate strategic work to bring the Executive Management priorities to function
  • Provide back-up support to the Executive Management concerning operations, project planning, and implementation as needed
  • Help plan and coordinate visits of guests of the Executive Management, ensure appropriate officials and administrators are notified of visits, and help plan and coordinate the preparation of such events as necessary
  • Draft and type non-routine letters, memos, documents, and various reports requiring familiarity with commonly used business and technical expressions
  • Carry out research and relevant studies on specific topics as required
  • Write reports, edit speeches, and prepare executive summaries of lengthy reports
  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of company policies, procedures, and methods of operation to effectively and efficiently conduct duties and responsibilities
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein


APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce Marketing, Administration, or related field (MBA or other relevant advanced business degree preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an Executive Assistant, Senior Personal Assistant, or in Office Management
  • Proven track record in the management of people on behalf of Senior Management such as MD, CEO, Chair and the Office of the CEO
  • Demonstrable experience with Delegation, Staffing, Managing Processes, and Supervision
  • Interest in technology, innovation ,and the improvement in the world’s economy
  • Excellent proficiency in English
  • Multilingual preferred (key languages include Chinese, Spanish ,and Arabic)

Executive Qualifications:

  • Discrete with high level of professionalism
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to details
  • Initiative and independent judgment
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills
  • Knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment
  • Ability to deal in a fair and courteous manner with a variety of individuals
  • Strong computer applications knowledge (preferably Mac) and Internet research skills
  • Ability to fulfill requests or otherwise provide services, accurate information, or assistance in a courteous and timely manner
  • Ability to travel extensively with least entrance requirement preferred
  • Flexible in a changing environment





Manager of P&G and Communications

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Manager of Public Relations & Government Affairs and Communications assists in the establishment and management of regional public relations/government affairs as well as the development and implementation of policies and procedures. The Manager of P&G and Communications provides leadership in the establishment and maintenance of relationships with pan-regional semi- government organizations, government ministries, central banks, industry associations, and other NGOs. The Manager of P&G and Communications also assists with the co-convening of hosted events in countries throughout the region; including high-level government and industry keynote speakers, expert panelists, and press conferences with local and international media. The of P&G and Communications sets goals, monitors work, and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement corporate policies, procedures, and organizational structure for assigned operating unit within the framework of corporate policy
  • Assist the Director of Operations in liaising with Government officials; such as Ministries of Trade, Finance, and Economy as well as central banks and NGOs to co-convene events related to our global initiative
  • Assists with operational logistics for multiple country events, including vendor negotiation and venue selection
  • Manage identification of event attendees and invitation process
  • Direct content development of print and electronic communication materials for preparation by graphics design and e-media personnel
  • Establish relationships with local and international media, and manage press conferences and press releases
  • Provide support to any number of projects from an operational, financial, and resource standpoint
  • Assist in the establishment, and ensure compliance, of the operational units’ short-term and long-term goals with overall corporate objectives
  • Plan, staff, and supervise all assigned work unit activities through subordinate managers to ensure a cohesive operational unit.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and direction to subordinate executives and managers toward their professional development
  • Coordinate and confer with professional staff to resolve operations issues and difficulties, and authorize department operational procedures within corporate framework
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the operational unit, company, or as directed

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related studies.; MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a managerial position
  • Proven track record in the management of company operations, process implementation, and quality assurance
  • Experience in Logistics Industry and Technology Application

Competencies/Skills

  • Work with the Director of Operations to shape and develop regional strategy and organization
  • Ensure proper reporting structure with regional/corporate functions
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within each functional area
  • Advise the Director of Operations on strategic business development and key corporate planning initiatives that relate and impact the operations of the company
  • Discrete with high level of professionalism at all times in the daily management of the team
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to details
  • Strong initiative and sound judgment with a leadership perspective to ensure teamwork and inspiration to the team.
  • Excellent ability for public presentations and interaction at all levels internally and externally
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Multilingual fluency in at least 2 languages (fluency in written and spoken English)
  • Strong office computer applications knowledge and skills
  • Action-oriented with a keen sense of urgency
  • Flexible-minded and willing to make changes and/or adjustments as the organization continues to grow.





Vice President / Director of e-Finance

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The VP/Director of e-Finance will provide expert analysis and advice on the building of an e-Finance revenue sharing entity. The VP/Director will be responsible of identifying and negotiating with potential partners who have a global profile in e-Finance, Banking, Investment Banking, and e-Payment services and technologies. The VP/Director will have an initial establishment of the business role, followed by a supervisory partnering role with the chosen partner. Deep knowledge and experience in B2B and B2C e-Finance and e-Payment are essential; as well as the preparation and negotiation of documentation in various disciplines, including offer memorandums, mergers, and acquisitions. The VP/Director will be required to work closely with the Business Development Director, Finance Director, and Legal Director. The VP/Director must have experience in working with Investment Bankers. The VP/Director will also need to work in a technical capacity to provide advice and support to the Director of Technology regarding the establishment of a global Digital Economy e-Finance platform focused on the B2B market.

 KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analysis, research, and advice on the establishment of the revenue sharing partner and contribute to M&A and business strategic planning
  • Have experience in e-Finance, e-Payment, sales, analysis, e-Finance and e-Payment enablement, Research Services
  • Have deep knowledge of revenue generation strategies for e-Finance and e-Payment systems
  • Provide expert e-Finance advice on issues arising from the selection of a global revenue sharing partner
  • Be exceptionally well-connected and regarded in the e-Finance and e-Payment marketplace, with an excellent record in B2B and B2C business transactions
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on e-Finance issues.
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of e-Finance, B2B, and B2C issues (in particular the identification of suitable business partners)
  • Represent the company or its officials in various high-level meetings with investment bankers, legal and finance professionals
  • Represent the company at discussions, negotiations, and strategy sessions with potential partners and ultimately the agreed partner
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents pertinent to e-Finance and the B2B marketplace
  • Be a spokesperson and opinion leader in e-Finance circles, seminars, conferences, and symposia
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements


APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in e-Finance, e-Commerce, or related field of IT and business; MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of e-Finance, e-Payments, and e-Commerce in the B2B and B2C marketplace
  • A minimum of 15 of years working experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Wide range of knowledge in Finance, Banking, Investment Banking, and e -Services as related to the e-Finance and e-Payment environment
  • Membership of national and international professional bodies related to e-Finance and e-Commerce
  • Required visibility to maintain a professional appearance and to provide a positive company image to the public





Copywriter

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Copywriter's position is within the Knowledge Transfer Unit and in collaboration with the E-Services Department responsible for graphics. The Copywriter is responsible for both the development of original content based on management briefings and the adaptation of existing material. The Copywriter has the critical role of checking final drafts to ensure that they have no spelling or grammatical errors and that the writing is lucid, easy to read, expressed in fluent and idiomatic English, and reflects the organization’s objectives and mission statement.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consult with senior managers to understand communication needs
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure full understanding of the material needed in order to make the correct changes and suggestions
  • Proofread collaterals (Brochures, Flyers, Manuals, Presentations and Booklets) to check spelling, punctuation, and grammar; and make the necessary changes
  • Improve the readability of a text and enhancing vocabulary and style
  • Check and validate facts, statistics, and figures to ensure accuracy and correctness
  • Renovate/Enhance website materials
  • Create scripts for corporate videos
  • Maintain and improve knowledge of business and commercial terminology and the Digital Economy

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree in Literature, Language, Journalism, or any related field
  • Five or more years of professional experience in editing
  • Recognized writing skills
  • Highly proficient in English
  • Fluent in English, additional language is a plus
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Highly collaborative and able to work well with members of own and other teams

Competencies/Skills

  • Excellent spelling and grammar skills
  • MSWD, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment with a diverse team and to maintain a consistently positive, can-do attitude
  • A problem solver with strong organization and time-management skills
  • Able to multi-task and be comfortable with changing priorities
  • Exceptional technical writing
  • Demonstrated commitment to deliver consistent, high quality service
  • Self-starter with superior analytical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills
  • Dedicated to life-long learning
  • Initiative to continually improve technical skills set





Software Developer

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Software Developer is a creative Web/Mobile Front-End and Back-End Developer who is part of a growing team of software engineers who achieve project functionality along with the best of execution. The Software Developer is responsible for the analysis, design, documentation and implementation of software applications and tools. In addition, the Developer supports existing software applications and user requirements. This position reports to the Software Development Manager.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Develop and manage software development, applications, tools, operating systems, libraries, and integrations
  • Research and plan solutions in order to enhance software engineering practices
  • Work with a team of developers and support teamwork and collaboration across the organization
  • Observe best practices in design and development
  • Participate in system analysis and architecture including interactions between the UI and the back-end
  • Create quality documentation related to system requirements, functional analysis, and technical approach
  • Commit to timely delivery of KPIs in order to provide transparency, and ensure effective and efficient project performance
  • Contribute to successful Systems Development Life Cycle for both new and existing products
  • Participate in software development for the web as part of ongoing as well as new projects to provide excellent products related to HR, operations management, websites and others

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA  

Qualification & Experience

  • S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in web development
  • Object-oriented programming (Java, J2EE, Client/Server Side development)  
  • Experience in JavaFX development, front end desktop/web and mobile applications, and iOS Development
  • Have done at least 1 Implementation using ORM (Hibernate)
  • Experience in Web Services (REST, wsdl)
  • Experience in PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 and SQL for web applications 
  • Experience in JQuery, MVC frameworks, AJAX
  • Knowledge in creating data visualizations for desktop, web, and mobile applications
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills?
  • Experience and knowledge in web browser / mobile device compatibility and bug avoidance

Desirable Skills? 

  • Knowledge/experience (1+ years) in developing projects in Objective-C, or Java for mobile devices (iOS and Android)
  • Expertise in user interface development
  • Experience in integrating mobile applications to Web Services?
  • Experience in developing and maintaining software applications and tools in accordance with the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to conduct research to resolve software issues and to discover innovative ways to enhance the applications
  • Ability to maintain, either internally or externally, the necessary skill sets to support all of the various technology platforms

Required Competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to liaise with a wide variety of internal or external parties
  • Energetic, creative, and goal-oriented
  • High ethical standards and an appropriate professional image
  • Ability to succeed in a dynamic environment with a diverse team
  • A broad-based programming background
  • Self-starter; ability to proactively complete all tasks with minimal supervision





SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY

Americas Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Senior Vice President of Technology is responsible for the technology department that has been established to design, develop, implement, enhance, and maintain the Multi-Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS™) in coordination with the top 12-technology firms of the world. The MDDEAS™ consists of, but not limited to, platforms for e-commerce, e-finance, e-insurance, and e-logistics.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and assist with the development of business strategies and translate them to a technology agenda
  • Drive the execution of the technology agenda through the organization and its partners; including technology, finance, and insurance gateways to the core MDDEAS™ technology
  • Be the Acting President and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the group of 12 technology gateways that provide access to the core MDDEAS functions
  • Assure the governance and the risk management of the technology organization in compliance with policies and procedures for global operations excellence and in compliance with international industry and governing organizations
  • Hire and/or acquire and manage senior technology executives and core in-house technology staff to build, deploy, operate, maintain, and enhance MDDEAS™ in accordance with best technology practices and a professional knowledge of logistics best practices
  • Identify, negotiate, and manage the strategic and tactical technology outsourcing services required to meet the needs for efficiency, capability, scalability and cost effectiveness
  • Consult with senior executives and the CEO of the organization to analyze potential projects, determine the scope and priorities of projects within areas of the senior executives’ areas of responsibility, and serve in the capacity as the final step in problem resolution for technology development, deployment, and service management issues
  • Provide leadership in the identification and acceleration of methods, products, services, and technology development/deployment that grow business opportunities from the MDDEAS™

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

Qualification & Experience

  • S./M.S./PhD or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related degree; MBA or other relevant advanced business degree ispreferred
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in global technology platform deployment and operation, international business, and multi-cultural staff management
  • Proven track record in the management of technology development organizations
  • Extensive experience in international logistics, supply chain, transportation, e-commerce and related technology implementations, such as ERP and CRM
  • Demonstrable experience with the development and deployment of cross-industry business solutions, including financial services and government
  • Broad knowledge of standard and emerging technology development tools and processes; Open Source, web-based environments; and emerging technologies, including cloud computing and global mobility
  • Certification by and ongoing participation in global IT service and professional associations that contribute to the advance of technology and business solutions in fast-changing technology environments
  • Track record of increasing responsibility for complex technology development and management in the capacity of CIO and other related IT and operations management positions
  • Thought leadership / innovative use of emerging technologies in achieving business service innovation and paradigm breakthrough

Executive Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of technology and its application to business processes in logistics and finance
  • Large scale technology deployment; and management of complex, integrated business systems
  • Demonstrable organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to inspire confidence and trust
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly to all audiences
  • Significant international experience
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of technology providers
  • Sound judgment and strong work ethic





Director of the CEO Office

World Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Director of the CEO Office is responsible for supporting the CEO in making decisions as well as managing and completing high-level projects. Projects and duties are related to strategic directives as well as high-level public official and private sector executive contacts and communications. Position involves process implementation, staffing assignments, international public events, and among others. The Director makes sure the organization as a whole delivers against deadlines and ensures the highest quality of work is delivered. Duties include preparation and review of communications, management of the CEO’s agenda and office matters; management of external and internal events, visits, and meetings; following up on strategic projects with teams to ensure completion is on time and up to the required standard of quality; and making sure that staff apply company standards and follow internal policies and procedures.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the gatekeeper of the CEO’s office and continually monitor the flow of information going in and out of the CEO’s office
  • Manage the CEO’s agenda & travel schedules and make sure meeting requests are thoroughly followed up
  • Make sure that strategic projects and policies are followed up and completed in a timely manner, ensuring high quality delivery
  • Call for meetings upon the CEO’s request in relation to personnel issues, company processes, or projects
  • Oversee and follow up with staff on the timely and quality execution of planned activities related to strategic projects and decisions taken by the CEO
  • Review and comment on materials and documents related to the execution of high profile strategic projects and programs being presented to the CEO, thus ensuring accuracy and quality
  • Communicate messages in writing as well as in person from the CEO’s office to both internal staff and external high-level officials and business executives (This includes but is not limited to e-mails, written correspondence, invitation letters, statements, memos, executive summaries, policy documents, minutes, PowerPoint presentations, executive summaries, RFPs, reports, speeches, etc.)
  • Manage and coordinate visits of high-level officials and business contacts; making sure they are properly guided, introduced, and welcomed
  • Manage and coordinate events and meetings as required by the CEO’s office; ensuring preparation of agenda, attendance lists, manuals, and other relevant materials
  • Be the gatekeeper of company policies, procedures, and methods of operation to ensure compliance across the company
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date contact database and proper filing of project documents and communications
  • Carry out research and relevant studies on specific topics related to business, policy, and others as required and prepare reports on findings

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA

    Qualification & Experience

  • Master's degree in Business, Political Science, or Communications
  • Superior written and oral English communication skills
  • Preferably multilingual (Key languages include Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic.)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar position or as a senior manager either in communications or public policy in an international environment dealing with high-level executives and officials
  • Proven track record in the management of people on behalf of Senior Management such as MD, CEO, Chair, and the Office of the CEO
  • Demonstrable experience with Delegation, Staffing, Managing Processes, and Supervision
  • Interest in technology, innovation, and the improvement in the world’s economy

    The candidate's Executive qualifications include:

  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Strong work ethic; discrete with excellent judgment
  • Advanced Word and PowerPoint skills and intermediate Excel skills
  • Advanced Internet research skills
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to details
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to manage teams effectively
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a high level of drive
  • Ability to work irregular hours and adapt to changing schedules





Software Developer

MEA Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Software Developer is a creative Web/Mobile Front-End and Back-End Developer who is part of a growing team of software engineers who achieve project functionality along with the best of execution. The Software Developer is responsible for the analysis, design, documentation and implementation of software applications and tools. In addition, the Developer supports existing software applications and user requirements. This position reports to the Software Development Manager.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Develop and manage software development, applications, tools, operating systems, libraries, and integrations
  • Research and plan solutions in order to enhance software engineering practices
  • Work with a team of developers and support teamwork and collaboration across the organization
  • Observe best practices in design and development
  • Participate in system analysis and architecture including interactions between the UI and the back-end
  • Create quality documentation related to system requirements, functional analysis, and technical approach
  • Commit to timely delivery of KPIs in order to provide transparency, and ensure effective and efficient project performance
  • Contribute to successful Systems Development Life Cycle for both new and existing products
  • Participate in software development for the web as part of onoing as well as new projects to provide excellent products related to HR, operations management, websites and others

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA  

Qualification & Experience

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in web development
  • Object-oriented programming (Java, J2EE, Client/Server Side development)  
  • Experience in JavaFX development, front end desktop/web and mobile applications, and iOS Development
  • Have done at least 1 Implementation using ORM (Hibernate)
  • Experience in Web Services (REST, wsdl)
  • Experience in PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 and SQL for web applications 
  • Experience in JQuery, MVC frameworks, AJAX
  • Knowledge in creating data visualizations for desktop, web, and mobile applications
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge in web browser / mobile device compatibility and bug avoidance

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge/experience (1+ years) in developing projects in Objective-C, or Java for mobile devices (iOS and Android)
  • Expertise in user interface development
  • Experience in integrating mobile applications to Web Services? 
  • Experience in developing and maintaining software applications and tools in accordance with the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Ability to conduct research to resolve software issues and to discover innovative ways to enhance the applications
  • Ability to maintain, either internally or externally, the necessary skill sets to support all of the various technology platforms

Required Competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to liaise with a wide variety of internal or external parties
  • Energetic, creative, and goal-oriented
  • High ethical standards and an appropriate professional image
  • Ability to succeed in a dynamic environment with a diverse team
  • A broad-based programming background
  • Self-starter; ability to proactively complete all tasks with minimal supervision





SENIOR MANAGER OF DEPLOYMENT

MEA Logistics Council

POSITION SUMMARY/STRATEGIC ROLE
The Senior Manager of Deployment is responsible for performing the tasks associated with the organization’s Technology Deployment operations, with immediate focus on successfully delivering country Trade Efficiency Assessments (TEA), also known as Shipment Efficiency Assessments (SEA) reports. This position reports to the Deployment Director, with a focus on research analysis. The Manager supports the deployment process as well as all aspects of project management.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Expertly utilize data organization, analysis and reporting tools
  • Take ownership of data validation and analysis, leading to quality assessments and summaries
  • Participate in research and analysis as well as write economic and trade reports
  • Train and supervise coordinators and research assistants on evaluating data quality and pointing out anomalies
  • Provide project management support such as task allocation planning, progress tracking, cost estimation, vendor selection and management , etc.
  • Liaise with team members across multiple locations
  • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the operational units of the organization

APPOINTMENT CRITERIA  

Qualification & Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in any of the following fields of study: Computer Science or Engineering, Mathematics or Economy (with some Computer Science background); M.S. preferred
  • Demonstrable expertise and skill in data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Experience in technology solutions deployment and assessment

Competencies/Skills

  • Excellent command of English writing
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Efficient and solution-oriented 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to pay full attention to details and data anomalies





CONTACT US

World Logistics Council Limited


3rd Floor Kilmore House
Park Lane, Spencer Dock,
Dublin 1, Ireland
T. +12319302081
info@world-lc.net

 

Americas Logistics Council


15170 N. Commerce Drive,
Dearborn, MI 48120,
United States of America
T. +1(313)324-6462

 

Europe Logistics Council


Avenue Du Port 86C
Box 204, 1000 Brussels
Belgium
T. +12319302081

 

Asia Logistics Council


Level 43, Menara 3 Petronas,
Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC),
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
T: +603 2300 2692

 

Middle East & Africa Logistics Council


1st Floor, Sunset Gardens Building
Ibtihaj Kadoura Street
Ramlet el-Bayda, Beirut
Lebanon
T. +961 1 866 792

 

AxioMark


402 Rehoboth Ave,
Rehoboth Beach,
Delaware 19971,
United States of America
T. +12319302081

 

AxioIn


36/F, Tower Two
Times Square
1 Matheson Street,
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
T. +12319302081

 

World Logistics Council Development


15170 N. Commerce Drive,
Dearborn, MI 48120,
United States of America
T. +1(313)324-6462

 

AxioFin


60 Neasden Lane
London NW10 2UW
United Kingdom
T. +12319302081