People

At Ahlers, we aim to achieve our business objectives through efficient and intelligent utilization of our workforce. 

  • Our Ahlers code of conduct reflects our collective commitment to ethical business practices and regulatory compliance which are important for all our employees.
  • They describe who we are, how we work, and how we act in our day to day relations with all stakeholders.
  • We live by our code of conduct standards, to help us make good and informed business decisions and act on them with integrity.

Our values - The Ahlers way

Our human resources department focuses on discovering and promoting the potential of every one of our employees. We aim to recruit and retain the best of the best.

Professional and personal development is a key prerequisite in motivating and retaining talented employees, vital to our business success, hence we relentlessly focus on developing performance and cost-effective, sustainable solutions supported by a permanent learning environment and state-of-the-art technologies.

Four Essential Values of a Successful Logistics Company

Pride in our People

As a company, we value diversity, and we promote a can-do attitude. Our employees are best described through these three simple statements: passionate about the customer and the business, hands-on, and professional.  Our culture is one that -

  • Attracts talent to fit our company.
  • Strives to drive engagement and retention.
  • Promotes well-being, happiness, and satisfaction in the workplace.
  • Drives career development.
     

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Corporate Social Responsibility

We take action to provide a safe, inclusive, and engaging working environment for all our employees. Ahlers supports various initiatives of local non-profit organizations, to drive initiatives that support people in need, or with disabilities.  We encourage our employees to engage and participate in volunteering activities. 

With our sustainability team, we drive team-building activities that offer our employees a chance to work together to improve the environment, aiming to work for a better world.
 

AHLERS CSR Initiatives

Hear from our employees

Wim Copmans - Key Account & Senior Project Manager

Explore and develop your skills in all the aspects of the logistics job (documents, operations, commercial), it will help you to build a broad understanding of the logistics business and enable you to provide your customers with suitable guidance on a variety of questions.

Try to understand your customer’s real challenges and think along.  Run the extra mile for your customers, results will follow.

Brenda Mortier - Corporate Marketing Director

In logistics change is constant. Businesses are now looking for talent with up-to-date knowledge and skills that are vastly different from what they were looking for in the past. Don’t get obsessed with things having to be perfect, the new world is one for people that imagine new things and dream big. Moreover, when it comes to marketing logistics services, the pressure has never been bigger to improve services at a lower cost. Thinking out of the box, combining creativity with efficiency, an entrepreneurial mindset, things I preach, I can now put into practice.

Has my job changed since COVID-19, what does the future hold, and why I love my job?

Marko Buneta, Project Manager

I would really like to believe that this pandemic taught us some things and that it will result in lasting, profound changes in the way we live, work and balance the two. Time will tell.
 

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Johan Elzes, Business Unit Director

We don't have a crystal ball to know what the future will look like, but personality and character will be key differentiating factors for companies to stick out in the (digital) playing field.
 

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Dmitry Akulinichev - General Manager Ahlers China

Employee safety is our key priority. At Ahlers China we were not only following all the instructions from local authorities but also developed our own safety protocols to minimize the risk of contamination. 

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Employee Spotlight

A series meant to surface profiles of the amazing individuals behind our organization

Vera Bondareva - Head of Talent Management

“Management is nothing more than motivating people” (Lee Iacocca)

Makes me happy - My tiny family, close friends, and people who become more successful because of our collaboration.
What matters to me - Other people's success.
Passionate about the things I do in my job - Right People, Right Place, Right Time.
Why Ahlers - A place where people's talents are discovered and keep being developed.

 

Aman Amanov - Project coordinator

"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

Makes me happy - Family. Friends, Football. Turkmen plov. Belgian beers & waffles.
What matters to me - Determination, Reliability, Loyalty.
Passionate about the things I do in my job - The thrill of closing deals. Creating value. Developing my expertise.
Why Ahlers - Global reach, connecting with the entire world every day from the comfort of our HQ or home office.

Ekatarina Kim - Administrative Manager

"I'm strong because I've been weak. I'm fearless because I've been afraid. I'm wise because I've been foolish."

Makes me happy - Understanding and support, teamwork, equality.
What matters to me - Improving of working environment, new office construction project
Passionate about the things I do in my job - Helping colleagues be more efficient in sales, data quality.
Why Ahlers - Continuous development and growth, realize my potential, great team.

Meet the People

Olga Gerasimova

Olga joined the Ahlers team in Saint Petersburg back in 2018 as an HR intern, finishing her master’s studies. In a few months, after successfully implementing several internal projects, she became our internal communications specialist. She is all about beauty and fun when it comes to visuals and videos when communicating internally about corporate life. Positive feedback and reaction of colleagues to her stories – that is what really brings energy to Olga.  She is grateful that Ahlers helped her to find her profession, having the opportunity to learn so much in becoming a specialist. When she has new ideas for a project or when driving new initiatives, she finds tremendous support in execution and from her peers. 

Nikolas Rosseel

Nikolas joined Ahlers 6 years ago and had different corporate finance functions. He also relocated to Russia for 2,5 years. Finance has always been a focal point in his career, which he executed in many parts and different cultures around the world. Energizing for Nikolas is sharing experiences and landing best practices with his colleagues. His aim is for everybody to understand business success by landing financial performance indicators that make sense. Being a coach and investing time with his team brings strong personal satisfaction. What he likes at Ahlers is the strategic shift that the company made in the last six years and the overall dynamic in creating value for our customers, also within finance.

Evelyn Zhong

Evelyn joined  Ahlers China in 2017, as Finance Manager for China. With more than 30 years of experience in the logistics industry, she can always provide valuable perspectives not only on the finance aspect but also on HR and ADM aspects to the local management team. She thrives on productivity and efficiency and took a leading role in the upgrade of local operating and finance systems. She is especially proud of the remarkable progress and changes Ahlers made in the past years, and achievements made. Joining the Ahlers group is the best decision she has ever made. She very much appreciates the people that support and trust her, providing her with ample room to operate efficiently and grow.