Executive Team

Owner & Executive Chairman

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.

Non-Executive Director

After graduating from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Reinhardt began his professional finance career with Barloworld Motor Retail working in various franchised motor dealerships, including Toyota, where he spent two years heading up finance for one of the largest dealerships in the country.

In 2010, Reinhardt relocated to the United Kingdom where he held senior financial roles for global organisation BUPA and later British Telecom Plc where he worked mainly in financial planning. Reinhardt joined Lonrho, an African Investment Group, in 2013 and initially headed up Group Financial Planning and Analysis, before being appointed as Chief Finance and Operating Officer for its Market Expansion Services division.

From 2016 to 2022, he was the Managing Director of the Lonrho Machinery Group leading the expansion and growth of its portfolio of capital equipment retail businesses, including John Deere and Bell, across Africa. In 2023, Reinhardt joined VirtualRouteZ as Chief Financial Officer, a UK based company specialising in global supply chain traceability and visibility from farming to retail.

Reinhardt is a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (UK) and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Deakin University, Australia.

Non-Executive Director

Preetam joined the Global Business Sector in 1994 as Manager of Mauritius Offshore Business Activities Authority (MOBAA), the regulatory and supervisory Authority of the global business sector. In 2001 he joined the Financial Services Promotion Agency set up under the Financial Services Act 2001. Has extensive knowledge and experience of company and trust administration gained from 28 years experience in the industry. Preetam is currently the CEO and shareholder of Imara Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited. He holds a BSc. Business Administration from the University of Buckingham (U.K) and an MBA from the University of Leicester (U.K). Member of STEP

Staff Members

GulfLog MES
Senior Procurement Officer
GulfLog MES
Senior Accountant
GulfLog MES
Procurement Manager
GulfLog MES
Group Finance Manager
GulfLog Africa