Swiss born Bruno Sidler has a long and illustrious career within the global transportation and logistics market, stretching back to 1980 when he started his career for the highly respected Logistics company Panalpina (today DSV Group) in South Africa.
Throughout his three-decade long career with Panalpina, Bruno held several key-management positions with the company, overseeing operations in South Africa, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, before returning to Switzerland in 1994 to run the company’s inhouse carrier Air Sea Broker. In 1998 he was appointed CEO of the Panalpina Group, taking the company public in 2005. From 2007 to 2012 he was COO for Apollo Management owned CEVA Logistics and from 2013 to 2016 he was appointed COO for DKSH Ltd., Asia’s leading Market Expansion Services company listed on the Swiss stock exchange.
As from 2017 Bruno ran Lonrho Ltd, a private investment company focussing on investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Following the divestment of the fund in 2022, Bruno established his own private investment fund, GulfLog Africa with the acquisition of two former Lonrho assets i.e. Luba Freeport in Equatorial Guinea and LonAgro in Mozambique and Malawi.
Apart from his executive role, his engagements in the transport and logistics space remain substantial. In 2021, he took over the chairmanship of SJL Logistics, a Moroccan-Spanish logistics and transport company. SJL is owed by the South African 91 Fund managed by TRG (The Rohatyn Group) www.sjl-group.com. He is also Chairman and key shareholder of Global Airlift Solutions – www.globalairliftsolutions.com, Switzerland and a Board Member of the Bertschi Group, Switzerland www.bertschi.com as well as the U.S. based e2log, Houston www.e2log.com, a digital logistics management platform. Bruno also serves as an advisor to 8VC www.8vc.com a major U.S. Venture Capital Fund, based in Austin TX.