UPS Announces New Appointments for Turkey and Spain/Portugal

UPS announced that it has appointed Turkey Operations Manager Engin Kolat as Turkey Country Manager and Romina Lorenzo as the company’s new country manager in Spain and Portugal, where she will be responsible for operations, business development and strategy.

Kim Ruymbeke, President of UPS Eastern Europe, said, “Turkey is one of the most crucial markets for UPS in Europe. Under Engin’s leadership, we will strive to help UPS grow by providing the highest level of service to businesses of all sizes and expanding into new markets through e-commerce.

While serving as Director of Operations for Turkey, Kolat was part of the team that oversaw a multi-year investment plan, doubling UPS Turkey’s operational capacity and launching a direct flight line between Istanbul and the air hub. UPS European Union in Cologne.

Engin Kolat, country manager of UPS Turkey, said, “More than 99% of businesses in Turkey are made up of SMEs and 58.4% of exports in Turkey are carried out by SMEs. There are many e-commerce opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. At UPS, we have increased our investments in your facilities in Turkey and in the network that connects our country to the rest of the world to make it easier for companies to access these opportunities and unlock their potential.

Engin Kolat joined UPS as a revenue management and pricing expert in 2013 after graduating from the Economics Department of Viana University of Economics. Previously, he was director of industrial engineering, director of regional operations, director of national marketing and director of operations at UPS.

Daniel Carrera, President of UPS Europe, said, “Romina’s career and profile will further strengthen UPS’s position in the logistics and transportation industry in Spain and Portugal. We continue to invest in our European network to help small and medium-sized businesses grow through exporting and we are delighted to be able to count on Romina’s strategic vision to move forward in achieving this goal in the Spanish and Spanish markets. Portuguese,” he added.

Romina, of Argentine origin, assumes this new position after more than 16 years of experience at UPS, working in the field of finance and accounting in European cities such as Brussels or Milan. Her most recent position to date is as Director of Finance and Accounting at UPS Italy.

“It is an honor to take on this position and I am delighted to contribute to helping our clients grow their business and meet the challenge of exporting, which is an important driver of economic growth in Spain and Portugal”, Lorenzo said. “I am also excited to continue pushing the agenda of advancing the inclusivity and empowerment of women in the transport and logistics sector,” she said.

UPS is committed to female leadership both within the organization, with 46% women in leadership positions and a third in senior management, as well as externally by supporting a diversity program and inclusion and women entrepreneurs.

UPS’s new country manager in Spain and Portugal will lead initiatives aligned with this goal, such as the “Exporting Women” program that UPS will soon launch in Spain to help women entrepreneurs, manufacturers and cooperative associations grow their businesses and grow. to new profitable markets.

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