Alistair Lindsay, former Tesco Global Head of Logistics, joins Zeus Labs as COO to shake up freight industry

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Alistair Lindsay has been named Chief Operating Officer of Zeus Labs, the software startup revolutionizing the road freight business. He joins from Tesco Group, where he worked for almost ten years and rose to the position of Global Head of Logistics.

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Alistair Lindsay / © Zeus Labs

Alistair Lindsay has been named Chief Operating Officer of Zeus Labs, the software startup revolutionizing the road freight business. He joins from Tesco Group, where he worked for almost ten years and rose to the position of Global Head of Logistics.

Lindsay’s appointment, which is clearly strategic, underscores Zeus Labs’ continued commitment to strong and sustainable growth in the UK haulage and logistics sector. Furthermore, this hire solidifies Zeus Labs’ status as Europe’s most powerful digital logistics company.

With digital logistics becoming central to business and supply chain success, the global freight industry is undergoing a transformation to meet demand.

Speaking about his new role, Lindsay said, “The UK freight sector, like freight sectors across all regions globally, is overly complex and has not evolved at the same speed as other industries when it comes to the adoption of technology. Zeus Labs can and will change that for good. Not only does Zeus Labs’ proposition simplify the task of executing the physical move through their slick digital platform, but crucially it addresses the challenge the freight industry is now facing with respect to the movement of fresh air/empty trailers across the length and breadth of the country. In other words, a totally unnecessary contributor to the haulage industry’s carbon footprint. Replacing those empty legs with laden legs, means we create a much more environmentally efficient and sustainable transport network. This is a major benefit of Zeus’s product that cannot be underestimated, and it was a major and personal draw for me. Knowing we can make a material societal difference is incredibly powerful and motivational not just for me but for all of us in the Zeus Labs family.”

“The vision Jai and Clemente have for Zeus Labs, coupled with their unrivalled and positive track record since they went live operationally was too much for me to ignore. My career to date, and most recently, with Tesco, has provided me with a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain new experiences across multiple geographies and disciplines. I can now apply all that knowledge in my new role to drive Zeus Labs to become the biggest company in digital freight,” added Lindsay.

Jai Kanwar, co-founder of Zeus Labs noted, “If you want to be the best, you have to work with the best and this is where Alistair Lindsay comes in. He is without doubt one of the most respected and capable Logistic experts in the entire haulage and freight sector, and his experience and expertise is a game changer for Zeus Labs. We are now ready to supercharge our drive to bring positive and sustainable digital transformation to the entire logistics market. We are delighted Alistair has chosen to join us.”

Lindsay will play a crucial role in establishing the founders’ (Jai Kanwar and Clemente Theotokis) business vision so that Zeus Labs may realize its vast potential. He’ll help develop the strategy and execute the long-term growth plan, and he’ll collaborate with Jai and Clemente to determine the direction of operations in new and existing geographies. Lindsay will grow Zeus Labs’ best-in-sector workforce, continue to disrupt the logistics industry, and ensure Zeus Labs is recognized as the global standard for freight solutions.

With global supply chains adapting to high demand, and new disruption, the freight industry in the UK and internationally is about to go through a fundamental shift over the coming decade.

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