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LME TEAM
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LME TEAM

Marek Różycki

MANAGING PARTNER

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Managing Partner, Advises clients on strategic and commercial matters with a focus on e-commerce (especially PUDO's & Lockers) and M&A related activities. He has been part of the start-up team in Poland for DHL, Coopers & Lybrand, Allied Domecq, Grand Met.Monsanto (Poland & Ukraine). As CEO of GeoPost CSEE, he created a region of 16 countries under the DPD brand. Until 2015, he was VP Amazon Logistics EU. Marek also created Masterlink Express in 1991, now DPD Polska, the leading domestic CEP operator. He is currently Board advisor to EeMag/Sameday (RO,HU) and Trendyol (TR) Non-Executive Chairman at Future Aerial, a UK Drone Services Network.

Mirek Gral

VICE PRESIDENT

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Over 28 years’ experience in International and Domestic courier business starting as a courier, managing several projects in Poland and abroad, and finishing as COO for UPS Poland. While at MS Stolica, he has worked with several companies including Oversea Courier Service (Japan), Airborne Express, Fedex (US), Global Distribution Alliance/Aramex (UEA).  In 2005 Mirek joined UPS following the acquisition of Stolica.  As an Industrial Engineering manager, he coordinated the integration of the networks, including operational procedures and systems implementation. Between 2010 and 2011 he was on international assignment in Sweden, as Project Manager for UPS Nordics where he was responsible for the Stockholm parcel centre relocation, including the construction process and distribution network realignment. In 2011 he joined the UPS EMEA Regional team, as Industrial Engineering coordinator for the Kiala integration with UPS. Mirek developed processes, procedures and operational trainings in FR, BE, NL, ES and UK for Kiala PUDO (access point) network integration with UPS. 2014-2015 he lead construction of UPS Poland central sorting facility and country distribution network redesign. Since 2015, as COO, he was responsible for a wide range of UPS operations across Poland including pickup and delivery, transportation, sorting facility, air operations, customs brokerage and health and safety. Mirek has deep knowledge and understanding of last mile, logistics chains, cost structures and process optimisation including specialist PUDO knowledge.​ Partner, Advises clients on operations and logistics matters, focused on integration and restructuring of operational business units including PUDO network implementation.​

Octavian Badescu

PRO Partner - Romania

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Advises Clients on commercial and operational matters. Up until 2006 he led Alo Curier,and in early 2007 he acted as external consultant for DPD in Romania and Bulgaria. In late 2007, he founded Sameday Courier a Romanian domestic express operator. A further entrepreneurial initiative was the co-founding in 2008 Retailplus Eastern Europe, a market research company active in the Balkans. Retailplus was acquired by Nielsen in 2011. Octavian has also acted as Director of Express Posta Romana (Part of Romanian Post). In 2014 he launched the first app. based delivery system using crowdsourcing in the region. In 2015, Sameday Courier became the first listed local courier company. Octavian is co-founder of the Association of Courier Operators in Romania. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Octavian is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Julia Bayram

PRO Partner -Turkey & Latvia

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Advises clients on strategy, team management, people & organization development and project implementation. As the CEO of DPD Latvia she restructured the business from a small loss making branch to a profitable market leader. She also successfully managed the pilot launch of a major new Group operating system, IT4EM. As CFO for DPD Baltics, she organised a unified cross border financial system with supporting MIS tools. She has extensive experience in international project management, change management, people development and motivation. Julia has been a Board member of the Latvian Logistics association. Since 2011 she lives in Istanbul but regularly visits the Baltics. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Julia is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Andre Benayoun

Pro-Partner, France & Spain

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Advises clients on strategy, due diligence, team management, people & organisational development and project implementation in the sectors of Industry, distribution, Luxury goods, with the expertise in SCM, Digital, Cloud, Consumer Engagement and Innovation. As the CEO of DHL Morocco he restructured the business from a small loss making branch to a profitable market leader. Andre also launched several innovative projects, with TNT Logistics, DHL, LVMH, that enabled to transform the organisation, that brought business efficiency and growth. He has extensive experience in international project management, change management, people development and motivation. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Andre is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Armin Bohnhoff

Partner - Germany

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Advises clients on all areas of Courier Express Parcel operations including e-commerce last mile solutions. Armin has over 20 year experience as a senior manager in CEP operations, planning of sorting systems, real estate and project management. He is now Professor for logistics and retail at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Idstein. Armin is our key country expert for Germany.

Andrej Cergolj

PRO Partner Slovenia, Italy

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Advises clients on business strategy, sales and operations development, profitability improvement and market entry. Andre has a strong focus on change management through people and team development. He held various senior management positions at DHL, DPD and other international logistics companies. Andrej played a key role in the development of DPD Slovenia to a market leading position and achieved significant financial results, mainly through proper sales segmentation, clear sales pipeline process, strong focus on revenue sustainability and customer obsession. Prior to this, he optimised sales and operational processes and demonstrated improvement in cost per unit for key areas such as PUD, terminal handling, air operations, gateway operations, security while simultaneously achieving an improvement in scorecard performance (winning regional awards at DHL). Andrej holds an international MBA from IEDC Bled and facilitated lectures in air cargo and CEP through the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport at the University Ljubljana. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Andrej is an independent consult but works according to our processes and standards

Dean Dowdy

PRO Partner - Greece and Azerbaijan

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Advises customers on operational matters and change management. Over 25 years of experience in Integrated Planning, Project Management and Change Management in the fields of CEP Logistics and Major Event Operations. Senior management roles with DHL and GeoPost/DPD (Interattica) and with the Olympic Games organisation. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Dean is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Tomasz Gać

PRO Partner at LME

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Advises clients implementing EV's (electric vehicles) in their car-fleets including selection of the right charging infrastructure, if possible, supported with PV (photovoltaic)installations to make EVs as sustainable as possible. He established his first delivery company while at university,in 1999, which developed organically into a viable business that serves customers on a daily basis in over 10 Polish cities. In 2013, he discovered that EVs had the potential to make last mile deliveries more effectively and started to use the first zero-emission vehicles for city logistics in this business (quriers.pl). When selecting additional vehicles, he has tested tens of different passenger or delivery EVs. In 2015, after a series of photovoltaic training courses, he set up a further company, that installs solar systems for homes and businesses. It also allows Tomasz to advise clients in this area, also in conjunction with EV charging systems. From 2017 he has been advising on the implementation of electric cars in passenger transport for TeslaShuttle.eu. From 2018, he advises transport, courier companies and commercial companies, on sustainable implementation of EV and appropriate charging systems tailored to their needs.

Zorica Grbovic

PRO Partner for Serbia

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Advises clients on strategic and commercial matters with a focus on sales and customer experience. She has 20 years of experience in Sales Management in International/Domestic Courier Express & Parcel sector and in contract logistics. Zorica worked as Business Development Manager for FedEx (Flying Cargo YU d.o.o.) for 7 years, where was responsible for sales department and sales strategy on Serbian market in accordance to FedEx standards. After FedEx and international express, she moved to domestic courier express company, City Express d.o.o., Member of Austrian Post group, where she worked as Sales and Marketing Director for Serbia and Montenegro. Responsible for both countries for sales, marketing, and implementation of specific projects defined on Austrian Post group level. From 2013-2019 worked as Sales and Business Development Manager in ITM logistika, one of the leading LSP company in Serbia (responsible for sales and customer service department, profitability, process optimization, improvement and quality of service). She has an excellent understanding of Serbian market needs in CEP industry, with a focus on last mile and delivery experience.

Damian Jarosz

PRO Partner, Poland

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Advises Clients on processes, projects, operations and Client’s/User’s Experience of IT tools. He hold senior managerial positions in DPDgroup (2004-2020) and Raben Group (1998-2003). The majority of his projects and activities took place in 10+ countries of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe as well as BeNeLux, France and Switzerland. In the scope of last mile, Damian led the projects: Predict in the Cloud (World Mail Awards 2015), Follow My Parcel and 2 generations of courier software for Mobile Delivery Units (MDU). In 2019 he was a certified AgilePM Practitioner by APMG International. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Damian is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards

Tony Jasiński

PRO Partner, Canada

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Advises Clients on all areas of Last Mile solutions including e-commerce, big and bulky and controlled substances. He is proficient at building skilled management teams, re-engineering processes and implementing best practices designed to drive results. An innovator focused on maximizing business results through people, processes, and projects that count. Tony lead all aspects of the establishment and launch of InPost Canada Inc., which was to revolutionize Canada’s postal and courier market for e-commerce shoppers and over the course of 12 months strategically installed 175 automated parcel machines (APMs) in Toronto. Tony is the Vice President of Partnerships at GoForDelivers.com, a provider of last mile logistics solutions. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Tony is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Artur Kikuła

PRO Partner at LME

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Advises clients on logistical and operational matters, in particular, service points (PUDO/APM) development, warehouse processes, optimisation of logistic networks, transport. Artur has more than 18 years management experience working in CEP (Courier Express & Parcel) operations, developing business for companies such as Messenger Service Stolica (now UPS), Siódemka (now DPD), Kamis Przyprawy (McCormick), InPost (a leading APM service provider). He has climbed the career ladder from the bottom rung, as warehouseman to the role of company COO. Due to this, he has an excellent understanding of processes and cost structures in the parcel business. As an LME PRO Partner, Artur is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Krzysztof Kononowicz

Affiliated Consultant, Poland

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Advises Clients on all areas of Last Mile solutions including e-commerce, big and bulky and controlled substances. He is proficient at building skilled management teams, re-engineering processes and implementing best practices designed to drive results. An innovator focused on maximizing business results through people, processes, and projects that count. Tony lead all aspects of the establishment and launch of InPost Canada Inc., which was to revolutionize Canada’s postal and courier market for e-commerce shoppers and over the course of 12 months strategically installed 175 automated parcel machines (APMs) in Toronto. Tony is the Vice President of Partnerships at GoForDelivers.com, a provider of last mile logistics solutions. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Tony is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Grzegorz Krupa

Affiliated Consultant, Poland

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Advises clients on all operational and administrative matters, with a focus on logistics facility management and International logistics operations. Grzegorz has more than 20 years of senior management experience, working in CEP operations, developing business for companies such as Kuhne and Nagel, Air Cargo Poland and DPD. As Administrative Director at DPD Poland, he has built or adapted over 60 logistics HUB’s and depots. As International Department Director at DPD Polska and Vice President of Air Cargo Poland, he managed many international projects resulting in the creation of new services or optimisation of existing ones – to mention a few, the set up of FedEx operations in Poland, creation of road service between Baltic Rim countries or the first regular road service from main European countries to Russia. As an LME Affiliated Consultant, Grzegorz is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Perry Lavergne

PRO Partner, Canada

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Perry advises clients on Postal matters and last mile KPI’s. He has over 25 years’ experience in Domestic and International CEP and e-commerce logistics. Focusing on the Last Mile KPIs that “Let the data tell the story.” Perry has collaborated with world postal operators such as Canada Post, USPS, Deutsche Post, Royal Mail, Australia Post, and postal regulators. He was a steering committee member of International Postal Corporation (IPC) focusing on postal delivery performance and a task force committee member of Universal Postal Union (UPU) where he established guidelines to measure the performance of world postal operators for the purposes of remuneration along with conducting international postal operational audits. As an E PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Perry is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Dean Maciuba

Managing Partner, North America

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Dean is Managing Partner, North America, and joined our organization after leading the transportation consulting segment of the US based practice, 4Front Consulting Group. He advises clients on e-commerce, last mile, and courier express & parcel matters in the US and Canada. Dean has experienced much success consulting in the categories of Amazon, e-commerce, cross border distribution solutions, and the capabilities/pricing strategies of primary transportation service providers. He is also recognized as an expert in the design and implementation of specialty distribution solutions in support of e-commerce, 1-2 day, ground service solutions. From 1980 to July 2015, Dean served FedEx, in various sales and marketing positions where he was involved in developing customer relationships in both a Direct Sales model and Network Development/Partnership model. His additional contributions included the development of the FedEx World Wide Service Centre program, the FedEx Convenience Network/Drop Box program and the FedEx Authorized Ship Centre programme. While on special assignment with FedEx, he worked on the development of the FedEx Convenience Network in Southern Ontario and later in his career, supported the advancement of the partnership between FedEx and United States Postal Service.

Samer Mansour

PRO PARTNER AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

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Samer advises clients on strategy, due diligence, commercial, team management, people & organizational development and project implementation in CEP and ecommerce last mile. With 30 years of diversified experience, Samer has managed Aramex business in Egypt, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, and a publicly listed company on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM: ARMX) employing over 17,000 employees across over 60 countries. Prior to the current role, he was the Regional Manager of InfoFort in Africa, the leading Information Management Solutions provider in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s regional presence, developing strategy and leading expansion and growth. His career started in 1990 in the Air Express and Logistics industry at DHL. He held various commercial roles in Egypt and the Gulf region, before heading up DHL's commercial activities in Egypt. A Certified Information Professional (CIP) by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and obtained Digital Education Program from Singularity University in the USA. Have also acquired several advanced studies in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain and Information Management. Samer is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Paul McCormack

PRO Partner - UK

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PRO Partner - UK Advises clients on all final mile operations and offers both strategic and tactical direction on all people related matters. Paul has spent 25 years in HR in a variety of different industries; but the past 10 years specifically focusing on the final mile delivery market. Paul has a unique set of skills as he blends logistics, business development, strategic HR and an in depth understanding of the different courier ‘employment models’. Paul has strong logistics experience, developed most recently from the design and development of Amazon Logistics business in the UK over the past 4 years and prior to that 6 years working as Hermes HR Director supporting the largest group of independent couriers in the UK. During these roles he has developed a detailed knowledge of the different employment models in the UK and understands what works both from a legislative perspective but what gives the greatest efficiency and customer service. He has also demonstrated how this knowledge can be used to grow and develop businesses very quickly. Was responsible for the rebranding of Parcelnet to Hermes in 2009. He developed an Award Winning HR function at Hermes that resulted in nomination for HR Director of the Year.

Anders Mesch

PRO Partner - Sweden & Nordics

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Advises customers on operational matters. Anders has managed and overseen a large number of projects covering flow optimisation and implementation of re-engineered supply chains as well as purchasing of the components within these solutions. He has held leading positions with Sweden Post Logistics, DPD Nordics, APC Logistics and Logent AB. Anders has extensive contacts and experience in the Nordic region. Anders lectures at a number of educational institutions including Linnaeus University in Sweden and IFA in Switzerland. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Anders is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Claes Osterberg

Non- Executive Chairman

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Our Chairman, Claes Osterberg is a highly experienced leader with several Board roles and wide ranging logistics experience with Du Pont, Swedish Railways, Sweden Post and GeoPost/DPD. He has proven himself as an inspirational leader and person of impeccable integrity. We are delighted to have Claes as our Chairman.

Krzysztof Porębski

Partner

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Advises clients on all operational matters, with a focus on sort centre optimisation, network planning and access point (PUDO) development. Krzysztof has more than 20 years senior management experience working in CEP operations, developing business for companies such as DHL, GLS and DPD. As a Director of Strategic Projects at DPD Poland, he built the largest automated sorting centre in Central & Eastern Europe. As a CEO of DPD Parcel Zone, Krzysztof created, from scratch, a network of almost 1000 of franchised access points tom support the company's B2C & e - commerce Strategy.

Peter Ronde

PRO Partner, Nordics, Europe, Africa, US

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Advises clients on business strategy, Location strategy for lockers and PUDOs, Parcel lockers, operations development, e-commerce Logistics. Peter has 20 years of experience within e-commerce Logistics all over Europe. Has worked with Business Development on C-level for the last 30 years. Several startups - from zero to €150 mio - experienced in Due Diligence and company purchase and sales. He has been working at SwipBox International as Senior Business Developer, COO and CLO and has a great track record with installing lockers in more than 60 Countries. Years of experience within the Parcel business have given a deep understanding of the Locker, Last-Mile and e-commerce business. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Peter is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Dick Stead

Senior Partner UK

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Advises clients on strategic and commercial matters with a focus on customer experience, China-UK flows and M&A. Dick graduated from Leeds University in 1979 and. has spent his last 25 years in the Mail and Parcel distribution Sector. His most significant roles have been Sales and Customer Service Director for Royal Mail, Sales and Marketing Director and then Managing Director for Parcelfoce Worldwide and finally Executive Chairman for Yodel. Dick is well known within the industry, a regular attendee and presenter at key logistics and multi-channel retail conferences worldwide. Dick is driven by a passion for improving customer satisfaction. Dick has industry-wide relationships within the UK Retail and Packet delivery sector and Chinese import Export markets.

Tarmo Tael

PRO Partner at LME for Baltics and Finland

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Advises clients on strategic and commercial and operational matters. Tarmo has been part of shaping the Baltic CEP market for the past 19 years. He has acquired profound experience in creating an environment that has lead organisations to achieve their objectives in a balanced manner with long term perspective. His tasks have included preparation and harmonisation of multiple business strategies and tactics to offer high quality, competitive service in line or better than stakeholders expectations. Tarmo began his career with various executive positions DPD Eesti/Baltic and went on to lead Posti (Finland Post) ambitions in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. He has led a key project to build logistics centres starting from purchase of the plot leading to its commissioning. Initiated, developed and executed various self-service solutions for the Baltic CEP market. He has a good understanding of last mile cost structures in a parcel, forwarding, and 3PL.

Igor Velimirović

PRO Partner for Serbia, Croatia, B&H, Montenegro, Macedonia.

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Advises clients on strategic and commercial and operational matters. Tarmo has been part of shaping the Baltic CEP market for the past 19 years. He has acquired profound experience in creating an environment that has lead organisations to achieve their objectives in a balanced manner with long term perspective. His tasks have included preparation and harmonisation of multiple business strategies and tactics to offer high quality, competitive service in line or better than stakeholders expectations. Tarmo began his career with various executive positions DPD Eesti/Baltic and went on to lead Posti (Finland Post) ambitions in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. He has led a key project to build logistics centres starting from purchase of the plot leading to its commissioning. Initiated, developed and executed various self-service solutions for the Baltic CEP market. He has a good understanding of last mile cost structures in a parcel, forwarding, and 3PL.

Oksana Yakovleva

PRO Partner -Ukraine

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Advises clients on strategy, business development and customer experience. Oksana has almost 20 years experience in management roles in the Courier Express & Parcel sector, including some 10 years with TNT where she moved from Customer Service Manager to Deputy General Manager, 7 years with DPD as General Manager (and responsible for starting the business from scratch). She has an excellent understanding of the complicated situation on the Ukraine market, ways of doing business in Ukraine but this is supplemented by a good understanding ow “Western” corporate culture. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Oksana is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards.

Tatyana Yampolskaya

Pro-Partner, Russia

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Advises clients on business strategy, market entry, sales and operations. Tatyana has more than 20 years extensive experience in e-commerce and traditional sector of retail market in Russia, including 15 years on senior management positions. In 2009 as CEO she started and grew the joint venture for Hermes Europe GmbH and DPD (currently 100% owned by Hermes) from scratch to the size of a nationwide network providing delivery and COD service to major e-commerce players in Russia. Tatyana was able to use ‘best in class” Hermes and DPD know-how and practices to achieve the above. Prior to this as CEO Tatyana led start-up, development, and growth HDS CIS, a Russian subsidiary of Hachette Distribution Services S.A., developing press, books and services retail network under Relay and Inmedio brands. She developed the company from start-up to full-scale operation covering major cities in Russia. Prior to this, she was Deputy GM at ZAO MFK JamilCo (exclusive distributor of luxury and casual fashion brands in Russia ). She built the Supply Chain department and transitioned the approach from maximizing volumes to minimizing inventory investments and managed relationships with the brand owners on all aspects of the distribution in Russia. As an LME PRO (Professional Reciprocal Operator) Partner, Tatyana is an independent consultant but works according to our processes and standards

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