CT Strategies Expands with Gordon Wright as Executive Director of European Operations

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Washington, D.C. – CT Strategies is pleased to announce that its global reach and expertise continue to expand with the addition of Gordon Wright as Executive Director of European Operations. Mr. Wright adds to CT Strategies’ expertise in key trade policy areas by virtue of his 36 years of experience in customs regulations, trade facilitation measures, aviation security and international logistics.

Gordon Wright's Contributions at DHL Express as Vice President of Customs and Regulatory Affairs

Prior to joining CT Strategies, Mr. Wright served as most recently as Vice President of Customs and Regulatory Affairs at DHL Express, where he played a pivotal role in engaging with customs administrations and border agencies in Europe on behalf of one of the world’s largest express carriers. In this role he chaired the Global Express Association (GEA) Customs Working Group, as well as served on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and European Express Association Customs Working Groups where he worked with regulators to develop and implement current customs standards and regulations.

Prior to joining DHL, Mr. Wright spent 10 years leading Cargo Border Management initiatives at IATA where he was responsible for all customs, cargo and mail security programs and policy development. His impressive career also includes senior positions with the European Commission where he served as lead on negotiations for Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) mutual recognition agreements, including with U.S. CTPAT, as well as with HM Revenue & Customs and South Africa Revenue Service.

Throughout his career, Mr. Wright has demonstrated exceptional expertise in customs systems, capacity building, and Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation. His extensive experience and ability to navigate complex international environments have established him as a trusted leader and advisor in the field.

CT Strategies Welcomes Gordon Wright to Enhance its Global Reach and Expertise

“We are thrilled to welcome Gordon to our team,” said CT Strategies CEO, Andrew Farrelly. “He is not only a globally recognized expert in the field of customs and trade, but he is one of the most truly altruistic people I know.  Without a doubt, his vast experience and personal approach will make CT Strategies a better company.” Notably, CT Strategies has recently been selected by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)– an international development organization, to conduct the scoping mission in support of the Customs Administration of Serbia to define the project plan for advancing the Serbian Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program.

Mr. Wright’s focus at CT Strategies will be expanding its presence in Europe, enhancing its customs and trade facilitation expertise globally, and leveraging his expertise to extend CT Strategies’ best-in-class CTPAT Navigator services to AEO members around the world.

CT Strategies: Expertise that Transcends Borders

Our team of experts understand the intersecting needs of both public and private sectors as passengers, cargo, and conveyances move around the world. With a collective experience of over 100 years working in both operational and policy realms, we have developed a deep-rooted understanding of the intricate challenges that arise with trade facilitation.  

We provide businesses and organizations with comprehensive, integrated support for addressing the obstacles of operating in global supply chains, port operations, and border management. Our team excels at leveraging this expertise to deliver practical solutions that help our clients navigate the ever-evolving trade landscape. Learn about what we do.

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