Self-directed and driven operations executive with a comprehensive background leading international shipping, logistics, process optimization, contract negotiation, and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals. Known as an innovative thinker with strong sustainability, rural development, consulting, and travel industry acumen. Demonstrated success in developing and seamlessly executing complex plans to navigate high-stress, politically unstable environments. Recognized for maximizing performance by implementing appropriate cost-saving strategies through analysis of details to gain an understanding of the logistics inefficiencies and trends. Expertise includes developing and managing global operations and stakeholder relations for multimillion-dollar integrated worldwide shipping leaders.
I’ve lived and worked abroad in multi-national, multi-cultural and politically charged environments – 12 years in Cairo (Egypt), 2 years in Tripoli (Libya) and a year in Monastir (Tunisia) and learned how to communicate, operate and produce results under stringent conditions.
• Increase profits by overseeing contracts, operations, weather routing, performance, and port restrictions.
• Oversaw complex project proposals submitted to the European Union, World Bank, and United Nations.
• Mitigated fines and penalties by executing audits and integrating findings.
• Settled numerous legal claims relative to off-hire, underperformance, overconsumption, and arbitration.
• Reduced losses by controlling warehouses, loading and unloading, storage, and stakeholder communications.
Ports, International Shipping, Operations Management, Maritime Operations, Freight, Logistics, Transportation, Business Strategy, Customs Regulations, Inventory Management, Troubleshooting, Project Planning and Management, Business Process Improvement, Import, International Business, Freight Forwarding, Cargo, Import/Export Operations, P&L Management, Regulatory Compliance, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Loss Prevention, Air Freight, Cross-border Transactions, Legal Compliance, Risk Management, Warehousing, Transportation Planning, Third-Party Logistics (3PL), Root Cause Analysis, Sales Operations, Social Media, Agriculture, Sustainability, Brand Management, ISO Standards