UPS has appointed Francisco (Paco) Conejo as country manager for Italy, taking over from Britta Weber. He will oversee UPS’s operations, business development, and strategy in the country whose exports accounts for more than 30% of the GDP, more than half of which is generated by small and medium-sized firms, according to the Italian Trade Agency.
Conejo was appointed division manager for Southern Italy in 2006, before returning to Spain where he held the same position before becoming country operations manager for Iberia.
He said: “I am thrilled to return to work in Italy, a key market for UPS, and to carry on the team’s excellent work,” says Paco. “I will be focused on driving small and medium-sized business growth, boosting cross-border exports for our customers, and helping to create an affirmative and supportive working environment for all UPSers.”
In his most recent role as transportation director for East Europe, he was part of the team which oversaw the establishment of East Europe’s new 9,000sq m operational headquarters in Prague, UPS’s largest-ever investment in the Czech Republic with a sortation capacity of 5,000 packages per hour. He also helped integrate two new historic flight paths from UPS’s European hub in Cologne to Istanbul and Tel Aviv.
Most recently, he has played a leading role in the delivery of humanitarian supplies to help those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.