Yilport Holding has appointed Boris Wenzel as its co-CEO and Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, effective 1 September.
Boris Wenzel has held senior leadership roles as chief executive in Europe and Asia for over 20 years, and has over 25 years of international experience at Board level.
Wenzel’s last post before joining Yilport was at CMA CGM as Managing Director of Terminal Link SAS 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, an international industry association dedicated to the elaboration of technical and digital standards, of which Yilport Holding is part of. Here he continues to hold the title of President.
Since 2021, he has been working as a Senior Advisor for leading private equity and infrastructure funds and assisted them in securing large minority stakes in two European ports. He currently holds a non-executive director/Vice-Chairman position representing a leading infrastructure fund in an investment in Europe.
Wenzel will be co-leading Yilport with Chairman and CEO Robert Yuksel Yildirim.
“I am very honoured and excited to join Yilport Holding to support Robert Yildirim in his vision to make it one of the top 10 global container terminal operators in the next couple of years,” said Boris Wenzel about his new position.
“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.”
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“I would like to welcome Boris Wenzel to the Yilport team. Wenzel will play a key role in helping our company to reach our goal to rank among the top 10 international container terminal operators,” commented Yildirim.
“We are confident that Wenzel’s vision and strategic leadership as the co-CEO and Chief Strategy and Investment Officer will boost efficiency and deliver excellent productivity, while increasing our global portfolio of terminals. We are looking forward to grow and expand our brand during Wenzel’s tenure at Yilport terminals.”
Yilport Holding’s container terminals handled 3.4 million TEU in the first half of 2022, a massive 36 per cent growth on 2021 figures.
The 3,412,604 TEU handled globally is as a result of new services such as those in Turkey, where Yilport Gebze and Gemlik terminals welcomed new calls from MEDKON Lines, CMA CGM and Maersk.