Flexport, the platform for global logistics, has announced the appointment of Jaap de Mots as General Manager for Flexport in Scandinavia. Companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport’s technology to manage global logistics, optimize their supply chains, and deliver for customers anywhere in the world.
Jaap de Mots joins Flexport from Maersk, the largest container operator and shipping line in the world. His career at Maersk spanned over eight years, covering a broad range of strategic and product roles. Most notably, managing trade and product within Latin America and developing the carrier’s digital offering for ocean logistics. Being amongst the top talent performers at Maersk he also directly supported Maersk’s CEO.
In his new appointment at Flexport, de Mots will be responsible for growing Flexport’s client base in Scandinavia, bringing the full breadth of Flexport’s logistics, digital supply chain and technology offering to its customers. He will report directly to Jan van Casteren, Head of Europe, Flexport.
“Jaap’s strong experience scaling logistics offerings from both the technology and solutions sides at Maersk make him an excellent addition to the Flexport European management team,” comments Jan van Casteren, Head of Europe, Flexport. “The Scandinavian market is an important part of our growth plans. Having Jaap on board reinforces our commitment to build a world class team and accelerate our growth in the region.”
In 2019, Flexport opened their office in Copenhagen, Denmark, to further expand their capabilities and elevate the service quality and control offered. Since then, they’ve welcomed many new clients across a variety of industries and supported human relief organisations like Distribute Aid through social and environmental impact arm Flexport.org.
“I am delighted to be joining the Flexport team and further growing our footprint in Scandinavia,” comments Jaap de Mots. “I strongly believe digitalisation is critical in the future of the logistics industry and am confident that those that digitise now will be in the best possible position to deliver excellent customer experience, build strong competitive advantages and manage supply chains like clockwork.”