John Riley, CHEP Europe’s Customer Innovation & Insight Leader Europe, has been appointed as President of the European Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum (F&L). An F&L Board member for five years, he was chosen to lead the organisation because of his extensive supply chain knowledge and expertise.
The F&L is an international non-profit association which was established in 1994 to bring together shippers and transport providers desiring to optimise the freight supply chain across Europe. Its members come from major shippers and transport providers across 17 Council of Europe countries in a wide range of industries and companies.
Riley continues in his current role at supply chain solutions company CHEP Europe and will chair his first F&L Board meeting at the CHEP Europe office in Weybridge. As CHEP’s Customer Insights & Innovation Leader Europe, he is responsible for supporting growth and customer loyalty through market insights, customer segmentation, and innovation related to transforming the customer experience, including business to business integration solutions.
He joined CHEP in 1986 as an Account Manager and advanced through a number of executive positions until he was promoted to his current role. Within CHEP, he has held a number of senior positions, most recently John lead CHEP’s Plastic Pallet business and was previously Vice President of Global Accounts.
In accepting the appointment, Riley said: “I am really honoured with the request to become President of the F&L. It is a great organisation which promotes collaboration, understanding and learning through their two conferences each year and various think-tank activities. The F&L’s membership is extremely diverse, which helps us all gain insights on issues from many angles and broadens our understanding of the global supply chain.”