Lou Rivieccio is named president of UPS Europe; Hapag-Lloyd appoints Lars Christiansen and Dheeraj Bhatia as region leaders.
Beginning his UPS career as a part-time package handler in Spring Valley, N.Y., Rivieccio held several management positions throughout North America, including vice president of operations for UPS Canada, president of the Northern Plains District and president of the Ohio Valley District. In his most recent role as president of the UPS East Region in the United States, he provided strategic direction for about 175,000 employees in 26 states.
Rivieccio, a 34-year UPS veteran, succeeds Nando Cesarone, who has been appointed president of UPS International and a member of UPS’ management committee. He is responsible for all of UPS’ activities outside of the United States.
Cesarone was appointed president of UPS’ European operations in early 2016. He led UPS Europe to record business performance during the company’s $2 billion, five-year investment in the region’s technology, network and infrastructure designed to further improve speed, capacity and reliability for customers of all sizes doing business in, to and from Europe.
Hapag-Lloyd has appointed leaders in Asia and the Middle East.
Lars Christiansen has assumed the position of senior managing director of the Asia region in Singapore. Christiansen replaced Joachim Schlotfeldt, who was appointed chief personnel and global procurement officer on the Hapag-Lloyd executive board.
Christiansen worked for Maersk for 20 years, holding various management positions in Denmark, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Later he served as the chief trade officer for UASC in Singapore and Dubai. He joined Hapag-Lloyd as head of the Middle East region in 2017.
Dheeraj Bhatia has been appointed Christiansen’s successor as senior managing director of the Middle East region. Bhatia had been managing director of the India area. Before that, he held various management roles at CSAV, including as the New York-based president of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Islands regions.
Bhatia trained to become both a merchant ship captain and a harbor pilot. He had a 12-year career in the maritime sector before moving to on-shore positions.