To truly provide the kind of leadership necessary to compete in today’s marketplace, the executive team must also have the right mix of people, so when added together, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. OIA’s executive team functions by delivering benefits that maximize competitive advantage not only to the organization but to our clients as well.
Chief Executive Officer
Jeffery Barrie has a reputation for transformational leadership within the logistics industry. He has refined his leadership skills over thirty years of collaboration, empowerment, and high performance with diverse, global teams. As OIA Global’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Barrie provides inspired leadership and strategic direction focusing on operational excellence, digitization, and high customer satisfaction. He began his career at Air Express International and BAX Global before ultimately holding several leadership positions at DB Schenker. Previously, Mr. Barrie was DB Schenker’s Chief Executive Officer, USA.
Originally from the U.K., Mr. Barrie graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Youssef Annali is responsible for the organization’s global financial performance and risk management operations. He has extensive leadership experience in creating a global contract logistics agenda, establishing critical financial and operational performance indicators, and identifying operational efficiencies and improvements.
Before OIA, Youssef held a variety of traditional finance and accounting roles before entering the supply chain industry with CEVA Logistics, where he held several global finance leadership positions, eventually serving as CFO, EVP Finance in North America. He has over 20 years of experience working with third-party logistics and has led several crucial transformation initiatives.
Youssef earned a master’s degree in Accounting & Business Controlling from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and obtained his post-masters CPA from the University of Amsterdam.
Chief People Officer
Ingrid Pablo is responsible for developing and executing strategies for OIA Global’s Human Resources (HR) function and aligning business strategies and organizational structures with personnel to achieve organizational goals. Her overarching responsibilities include all human resources functions, programs, and activities, such as talent management, performance management, employee development, retention, and engagement.
Ingrid is passionate about supporting OIA’s diverse and talented workforce and actively partners with the business to maintain a dynamic and inclusive global work environment. Before OIA, Ingrid held several regional HR management roles within the supply chain and logistics industry, most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer, USA for DB Schenker.
Ingrid attended Nova Southeastern University, where she graduated cum laude with a BS in Business Administration Management and cum laude with an MS in Human Resource Management. She also speaks three languages, Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and resides in south Florida.
Chief Information Officer
Todd Earls brings over 25 years of experience developing and driving IT solutions for enterprise organizations. He is passionate about building highly collaborative teams that execute complex global challenges via transformative solutions.
Previously, Todd held notable roles at Stryker Corporation and Procter & Gamble, most recently serving as Eaton’s Vice President-IT, where he led the digital productivity team. Todd has received prior recognition for his transformative leadership, and his skill set will help OIA’s IT department become a truly data-driven business partner.
Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.
SVP Global Head of Vertical Markets, Sales & Marketing
Manuel Olberding is responsible for the company’s holistic commercial and marketing strategy and brings exemplary international leadership and operational management experience to OIA Global. He possesses a unique ability to influence both internal and external parties while designing and executing complex integrated supply chain solutions.
Manuel’s prior work includes building multinational clients’ supply chain strategies, steering worldwide marketing initiatives, and restructuring existing value propositions as a foundation for long-term organizational growth. Overall, he maintains a balanced view of all aspects of the business: people, budgets, processes, finances, and the customer.
Prior to OIA Global, Manuel held several global sales leadership roles, most recently serving as Maersk’s Global Head of Technology Vertical and prior to that as Vice President Global Vertical Market Electronics with DB Schenker.
Manual holds a Masters degree in International Transport Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Elsfleth, Germany.
Executive Director, Network Development
Hervé Laguigner serves as Executive Director, Network Development, and manages OIA's agent network globally. His role ensures consistency throughout the agent network and assists OIA’s operations teams with agent selections, contracts, and standard operating procedures.
Hervé joined OIA in 2005, just months after finishing business school and studying international trade. His freight forwarding skillset grew exponentially over time, having previously served as OIA’s Director of Operations EMEA and Executive Director, Product and Operations. Hervé regularly provides strategic leadership for freight forwarding and product development, including implementing business plans and helping with branch profitability initiatives.
He obtained a MS from the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) Business School, studying in France, Hungary and Canada.
SVP, Supply Chain Management
Brandon is the collaborative, positive, and innovative leader of OIA’s supply chain management (SCM) business segment. The SCM group provides a mixture of supply chain planning, design, and execution services for some of the world’s largest companies. As Sr. VP, Brandon is responsible for packaging and materials management services, overseeing digitization efforts, and advancing business intelligence to deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions for retail customers.
Brandon attended the University of Notre Dame, where he studied Finance.
Managing Director, APAC
Bruce Ning manages the region’s operations, business development, and financial performance. He has extensive experience in freight forwarding, supply chain management, and 4PL, as well as expertise in key verticals like fashion, retail, and energy.
Bruce began his career with Panalpina as a Regional Business Development Manager and then held several prominent regional leadership roles for Damco before most recently serving as JAS Forwarding’s Chief Operating Officer in China and Hong Kong. Bruce’s leadership is exemplified by his commitment to making work enjoyable for every employee. He is a visionary with a passion for cultivating talent and driving growth in the supply chain.
Bruce studied at Bath University in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences. He is a Hong Kong native who is fluent in English and Chinese, both Mandarin and Cantonese.
Managing Director, Americas
Mabel Rodriguez is responsible for the America’s freight forwarding operations, compliance initiatives, and continuous improvement teams.
Mabel has extensive freight forwarding operations experience in various leadership roles, previously serving as Area Regional Director and Head of Latam Trade for DB Schenker. Mabel’s career in the supply chain industry spans more than 30 years, and she has been a licensed customs broker since 1994.
She has continually expanded the scope of her responsibilities over time, gaining new knowledge and developing a comprehensive skillset in the process. Mabel enjoys the supply chain’s fast-paced environment and the interpersonal nature of her work, which delivers new collaborative challenges each day.
Managing Director, EMEA
Miguel Afonso leads the implementation of EMEA’s business strategy and annual operating plan. His role also supports different business unit leaders with branch enhancements and business development initiatives.
Before OIA, Miguel worked in retail banking for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He joined OIA in 2003 as an accounts graduate trainee and has grown with the company ever since, having previously served as Head of Finance EMEA. In addition to his financial background, Miguel has built a wide-ranging skillset that includes extensive expertise in corporate administration, sales, and freight forwarding operations.
Miguel attended Royal Holloway, University of London, earning a BA in Management and Italian.
Founder, EVP, Business Development
Steve Akre co-founded Oregon International Air Freight (OIA) in 1988. Under Akre’s leadership, OIA Global has implemented numerous international and global logistics programs, including a fully automated Portland-based radio frequency (RF) distribution warehouse, a global raw material supply chain linking material suppliers and factories across eight countries, and a dedicated international procurement program. Additionally, Akre was instrumental in securing regular and routine cargo flights from both Korean Air and China Air to Portland International Airport and the U.S. West Coast.
Mr. Akre served on the Governor’s Oregon Business Planning Steering Committee and attended Portland State University.