Yang Lei China Director

Born and now based in Beijing, Mr. Yang Lei (William) was appointed the Institute’s China Director in September 2010. William leads the Institute’s China Taskforce under the chairmanship of Dr FU Yuning of China Merchant Group, which is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the transfer of logistics best practice east to west and west to east, and of stimulating joint Trade Development Programs between Chinese and global port communities.

William began his career working as a Researcher for the Institute, and is the author of “Reasoning and Methodology for the Creation of a Global Standard for Port Performance in Container Terminal Operations” in which he set out the academic argument that led to the development of the Institute’s Container Terminal Quality System (CTQS).He subsequently worked in the Freight Forwarding industry in Europe as a Marketing specialist, and was awarded the “Rising Star of Freight” by International Freight Weekly (IFW) in 2010 for his argument on the need for a Fixed Exchange Rate System to avoid freight pricing uncertainty against a backdrop of exchange rate fluctuation.

In 2010, Mr. Yang Lei (William) won the coveted “Young Freight Forwarder of the Year” award, as part of the International Freight Weekly (IFW) Awards. William received his coveted award primarily based on the innovative ideas he shared in a paper he submitted on the need for a Fixed Exchange Rate System for sea freight shipments. He demonstrated the importance of focusing on the customer and, overall, was met with significant approval from the IFW board.

Mr. Yang was also the Irish representative for the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year competition in 2010 on the basis of his dissertation on Project cargo transport and handling in which he set out the challenges and opportunities for freight forwarders in the sector.
Mr. Yang Lei holds a Bachelors Degree (BA) in Business Management and a Masters Degree (MBS) in Supply Chain Management from University College Dublin.


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