Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

New chief financial officer for Ceva

Ceva Logistics has chosen Arjan Kaaks to take over as chief financial officer from Rubin McDougal, who is retiring.

Arjan Kaaks, Ceva Logistics

Arjan Kaaks, Ceva Logistics

Kaaks has joined Ceva from Maxeda DIY Group, a Benelux private equity-owned company focused on the do-it-yourself retail market, where he was chief financial officer and a member of the company’s executive board.

McDougal will remain with the company to facilitate a seamless transition to the new CFO over the next few months.

Kaaks reports to CEO Xavier Urbain, who said: “Arjan is an operationally and commercially-focused CFO, driven to create enduring value for our customers, employees and investors. He is a strong addition to our management team. I also want to acknowledge Rubin McDougal’s numerous contributions to Ceva over his six years with the company. He has played a key role in leading the company through global economic challenges. We thank Rubin for his dedication to Ceva’s success and wish him the very best.”

Kaaks’s prior experience includes chief operating officer and chief financial officer of O’Neill Group, the sports lifestyle brand, and chief financial officer of Dutch brewer Royal Grolsch.