Roland is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cargoo. He founded Cargoo in 2007 after recognizing pain points in the logistics industry and designing elegant and effective systems to address them.
Prior to Cargoo, Roland founded Commodity Supplies, the mother company of Cargoo, a procurement logistics company specializing in the international transportation of commodities around the world. Roland started his career at Volcafé Ltd, a world renowned Swiss coffee trading and production group.
Roland is passionate about logistics and supply chain management and has a keen sense of how technology can disrupt traditional silo-based planning and execution.
Ingo has been a member of the Cargoo AG Executive Board since 2020, and of NEXUS AG Executive Board since 2000, holding the position of Chairman of the Executive Board since 2002.
He gained international experience in business IT in various commercial and technical functions at Siemens AG between 1992 and 2000 where he was responsible for larger software development projects and international customer projects.
He studied business administration and information science and completed an MBA course (with a Fulbright scholarship) at Clark University, Massachusetts, USA. He completed his doctorate in software architecture at the Technical University of Berlin.
Cargoo is led by a talented and experienced group of entrepreneurs, logistics, engineers, operators, analysts, creatives, go-getters, innovators and listeners offering a bold alternative to traditional supply chain management.
Pietro is the Chief Executive Officer of Commodity Supplies, the parent company of Cargoo. He joined us in April 2021 and took over this role from Roland Maier, the founder and previous CEO.
Pietro started his career at Volcafé Ltd, Switzerland in 1992 as a coffee trader. Throughout his extensive international career, he has held several management functions in South and Central America as well as Switzerland in the coffee world. Prior to joining Commodity Supplies, Pietro was Global Head of Coffee and member of the Board for Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners, Switzerland (formerly BTG Pactual).
Pietro holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from the University of Applied Science and an MBA from Duke.
Ashot Arakeljan is Chief Product (CPO) and Technology Officer (CTO) at Cargoo AG. In this role, he is accountable for the company’s strategy, formulation, development and cross-functional delivery of Cargoo’s supply chain software portfolio.
As CPO, Ashot is responsible for driving the strategic vision across Cargoo’s products and leading software development. He oversees architecture definition, technology selection, solution development and testing for teams across 6 continents.
Prior to this role, Ashot was Product Owner and Business Analyst at Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics division in Estonia, where he drove the strategic vision for bringing the 4PL Control Tower solutions to market. He has extensive leadership experience across diverse roles and technology areas gained at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500.
Ashot holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of Technology in Tallinn. He lives in Switzerland.
As Chief Operating Officer at Cargoo, Thomas Nyffenegger is responsible for the global operations of the company. His team is responsible for onboarding, implementing customers and helping to maximize their desired business outcome by utilizing the Cargoo platform. He brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Cargoo. His experience and leadership have been focused on delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding customer service and driving profitable revenue growth.
Thomas holds a CAS in International Logistics in the University of Applied Sciences North Western Switzerland and a Master of Advance Studies in International Logistics Management in the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.
Jahn has been the CFO of Commodity Supplies AG since 2015. As part of his role, he has taken a keen interest in the digitalization of the company’s internal processes and has been actively involved in the design of Cargoo.
Previously, he had worked as Finance Director at Tate & Lyle Sugars as well as ED&F Man Sugars for a total of eight years in London, after having held various senior financial positions at Volcafé Ltd, the world’s second largest coffee trade house.
Earlier in his career, Jahn developed a new system for the central clearing of exchange traded financial derivatives, developed a Black-Scholes based valuation system for physical, futures and options positions, and had also worked as a part-time business school lecturer.
Zürich born and educated at AKAD, Jahn is a Swiss Chartered Accountant and a Swiss Federal Expert in Accounting and Controlling.
As Head of Business Affairs, Juri leads the Customer Service, Vendor Implementation and Global Data Quality teams, which are responsible for helping customers maxime their user experience and value utilizing the Cargoo platform.
He brings more than 25 years of worldwide industry experience to Cargoo in the field of finance, change management and quality control.
Juri studied at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences where he holds a bachelor degree on Certified Business-Economist.
Mariana is a dynamic digital strategist and revenue-driver, with a passion for demand generation, product innovation and creating compelling brand experiences. In equal parts a marketing strategist and a tactician, she is a high-energy leader in digital transformation and account-based marketing (ABM).
Mariana has built a successful track record in Management, Business Development, Sales Management and Marketing Strategy. She has held VP and SVP positions across the logistics and supply chain industry, including with the industry’s most influential company, Kuehne + Nagel, in South America, the US and Europe. She has guided global teams in different verticals to develop innovative demand generation programs that achieved key business goals and revenue growth.
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