Effective September 1, 2021, Thomas Skellingsted has been appointed Vice President and Global Head of 4D Supply Chain Consulting Ltd, a deugro group enterprise.
In his role, Thomas Skellingsted is responsible for the global management and development of the client portfolio and service offering of supply chain and logistics activities for the 4D Supply Chain Consulting organization. By building on his highly successful career in value-driven logistics and supply chain disciplines, Thomas Skellingsted will ensure that 4D continues to successfully deliver end-to-end solutions to new and existing clients across multiple industry verticals.
Cost optimization, risk reduction and QHSES improvement have been core themes for Thomas Skellingsted over the past 10 years in his previous role as Global Head of Heavy Lift and Project Cargo for Hitachi ABB Power Grids. At ABB, he was in charge of the oversight and management of 10 strategic Transport Management Centres of Excellence, which are responsible for all ABB’s inbound and outbound supply chain and project logistics activities. The success of Thomas Skellingsted’s work at ABB was built on the foundation of global stakeholder collaboration and teamwork, to design and implement innovative and optimized processes while consistently delivering strategic business improvement.
Thomas Skellingsted brings a proven track record of both theoretical and practical experience. Building on his degree in Strategy Management from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, and a degree in Management Execution, he also contributes more than 30 years of experience within transport and logistics to the role. Having a clear understanding of the current market situation and the challenges it poses to our clients. In combination with his very good instinct for rapidly changing market conditions, he will provide 4D customized solutions for each client request.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to join 4D, a deugro group enterprise. I see the organization’s diversification approach to logistics as a fresh and exciting opportunity to develop and deliver end-to-end solutions to existing and new clients,” said Thomas Skellingsted, Vice President and Global Head, 4D Supply Chain Consulting Ltd.
“The supply chain disruption issues currently being faced are a real test, requiring flexibility, ingenuity and supply chain resilience to manage and overcome the challenges. Together with the 4D team, we are well positioned to support our global clients to safely navigate through these difficult waters.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Thomas to his new role with 4D. He has an excellent professional reputation and a long record of success within the logistics industry,” explained Tim Killen, Executive Vice President, deugro group.
“We are looking forward to benefiting from Thomas’s significant experience and leadership skills to support exciting customer solutions for 4D’s existing and new clients.”