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Yilport appoints new co-CEO with vision to become a top-10 container terminal operator

Global ports and container terminals operator Yilport Holding has announced the appointment of Boris Wenzel as its co-CEO (co-chief executive officer) and chief strategy & investment officer, effective on 1 September 2022.

Boris Wenzel has worked for more than 20 years in the port industry as chief executive where he held senior leadership roles in Europe and Asia.

Yilport appoints new co-CEO with a vision to become a top-10 container terminal operator

“I am very honored and excited to join Yilport Holding to support Mr. Robert Yildirim (Yilport's chairman & CEO) in his vision to make it one of the top 10 global container terminal operators in the next couple of years. Yilport has a great team that I look forward to joining and a strong potential to grow internationally. It is a unique challenge and opportunity that I could not miss,” commented Boris Wenzel.

Wenzel’s last post before joining Yilport was at CMA CGM as managing director of Terminal Link SAS (a joint venture between CMA CGM and China Merchant Ports) between 2016 and 2021; during his tenure the portfolio of Terminal Link SAS grew from 12 to 21 terminals worldwide.

During his time at Terminal Link SAS, he founded TIC4.0 in 2018, an international industry association dedicated to the elaboration of technical and digital standards for the port industry regrouping over 35 companies in the terminal industry sector, including Yilport Holding, where he continues to hold the title of president.

Wenzel will be co-leading Yilport with chairman & CEO Robert Yuksel Yildirim, in addition to navigating strategy and overseeing investments, expanding the company’s global footprint and high service quality.

Robert Yuksel Yildirim said, “I would like to welcome Mr. Boris Wenzel to the Yilport team. Mr. Wenzel will play a key role in helping our company to reach our goal to rank among the top 10 international container terminal operators. We are confident that Mr. Wenzel’s vision and strategic leadership as the co-CEO and chief strategy & investment officer will boost efficiency and deliver excellent productivity, while increasing our global portfolio of terminals.”

Antonis Karamalegkos
Managing Editor

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