Our Team

Containerchain's senior management team comprises people with deep experience and expertise in the fields of technology, logistics, business, and finance.

Patrick Mertens

General Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa

As head of Containerchain’s operations in EMEA, Patrick oversees the company’s expansion into some of the world’s busiest shipping markets, including Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp and beyond.

With a career spanning almost three decades, Patrick’s deep knowledge of the inland transportation, container logistics, and port operations sectors has been honed with some of the best known companies in the shipping industry – Nedlloyd, P&O Nedlloyd, Maersk Line, NileDutch and Hamburg Süd. This experience helps Containerchain customers take advantage of the productivity dividends digitization brings.

  • Tony Paldano

    Tony Paldano

    Founder and Director

    Tony is an accomplished technology entrepreneur, with two decades of experience designing and delivering innovative technology solutions to
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  • Chris Collins

    Chris Collins

    Managing Director

    As the Managing Director of Containerchain, Chris is responsible for the overall business, growth and strategic direction of the company.
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  • Adam Shapiro CFO

    Adam Shapiro

    Chief Financial Officer

    As CFO, Adam has responsibility for all group financial, budgetary, corporate governance, and company secretarial matters as well as shared
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  • Chris James

    Chris James

    Head of Human Resources

    Chris leads the global People function at Containerchain, focusing on employee development, engagement, driving performance and alignin
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  • Bianca Achilles

    Bianca Achilles

    General Counsel

    As General Counsel, Bianca provides legal and strategic advice to the Executive Leadership Team and manages the provision of legal
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  • Patrick Mertens

    Patrick Mertens

    General Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa

    As head of Containerchain’s operations in EMEA, Patrick oversees the company’s expansion into some of the world’s busiest shipping markets,
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  • Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith

    General Manager – Asia Pacific

    An industry veteran, Andrew’s 27-year career in logistics includes management roles in some of Australia’s largest transport companies, cont
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