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WeFreight appoints new global head of finance

WeFreight, a fast-growing freight forwarder with a digital focus on serving customers both large and small with a full range of products and services, announced the recent appointment of Jai Sankar Viswanathan as the new global head of finance.

With a track record spanning over three decades in finance within the logistics and supply chain industry, Jai Sankar Viswanathan brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his role at WeFreight.

He has held significant leadership positions throughout his career, serving as general manager of finance at Volta Shipping Services, head of finance, compliance & legal at DSV, and GM of finance for the MEA region at A.P. Moller-Maersk.

His extensive experience in corporate and operational finance, coupled with hands-on involvement in legal oversight, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, positions him as an ideal candidate to lead WeFreight's financial strategy.

"Jai's appointment as Global Head of Finance is a testament to his impeccable track record and deep understanding of the financial challenges and opportunities within the logistics industry. His strategic vision for growth and financial excellence aligns perfectly with WeFreight's objectives. We are confident that under his financial stewardship, we will continue to develop with a focus on becoming a key player in the global logistics and freight forwarding market," stated Axel Herzhauser, global managing director of WeFreight.

According to a statement, under Jai Sankar Viswanathan's leadership, WeFreight anticipates notable enhancements in its financial procedures, aligning with the company's commitment to delivering innovative and streamlined freight solutions globally. His demonstrated capacity to nurture talent, exert influence across organizational levels, and cultivate high-performing finance teams will play a pivotal role in advancing the company's strategic objectives.

"I am honoured to step into the role of Global Head of Finance at WeFreight, a company with a strong potential for growth and development. I look forward to leveraging my experience to contribute to the company’s success, driving financial strategies that support our growth and operational goals. Together with the talented team at WeFreight, we will continue to build on our strengths and explore new opportunities to deliver value to our customers and stakeholders," commented Jai Sankar Viswanathan, on his appointment.

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