Ignacio Garat

Group Chief Executive Officer

Ignacio Garat


November 2020


Key strengths:

Ignacio has more than 25 years’ management, operational, commercial, strategic and transformational growth experience within the freight and logistics industry.

Previous roles include CEO Spain & Portugal, CEO Brazil at TNT and Senior Vice President for Southern Europe, France and Benelux at FedEx. In his last position, Ignacio had responsibility for a business operating in over 22 countries, with 22,000 employees and generating annual revenues of over €4.5bn. He has a track record of leading international, complex businesses with a clear strategic purpose and inclusive management culture. Ignacio has a degree in international business from the American University of Paris and a postgraduate diploma in management and business studies from the University of Warwick.

Key strengths in supporting the Company’s strategy:

  • Dynamic catalyst of transformation into high performing culture 
  • Strong strategic and operational leadership with clear financial and service improvements delivered
  • Experience of leading large-scale complex businesses across many different countries and continents, assisted by being multilingual
  • Has a focus on safety and using data analytics and technology to innovate and drive service efficiency, customer experience and excellence
  • Has a strong focus on people and culture and solid credentials in M&A and business integration

Current external appointments: 

  • None


Business model

We believe that the Group has created a number of value drivers that differentiate us from our peers as a leading operator in this critical sector. 

Our strategy

Three strategic priorities drive the business forward

What we do

National Express Group is a leading international public transport operator, diversified internationally and by business area.