Supreme Group is managed by an Executive Committee who oversee all aspects of day to day operations and are highly experienced in their respective fields. In turn, they are supported by a senior management team who are committed to delivering operational excellence and quality supply chain solutions to our customers.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming CEO, Theo held the position of Chief Operating Officer, managing Supreme’s organizational functions of Procurement, Transportation Operations, Site Services, and QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment). Theo managed the formulation and implementation of solutions that guaranteed rapid mobilization and consistent delivery, to ensure consistent customer satisfaction.
Following a period of military service with the German Bundeswehr, Theo graduated with an MBA from Cologne University and started his career with the global brand Kimberly-Clark. After this, he moved to a FTSE 50 multinational company in the concrete industry where he rapidly progressed to Group CFO level. Throughout his impressive career, which has spanned the EMEA region, Theo has held a number of senior management and consultancy positions, specializing in finance, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, biotechnology and global logistics.
Drawing on more than 25 years of management experience, Theo contributes a comprehensive knowledge of industry best practices with a strong focus on international development and business growth via the creation of efficiencies and integration.
President - Defense and Government Services
James Jaska is President of Supreme’s Defense and Government Services Division, CEO of Supreme Group USA, and a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, James plays a crucial part in driving Supreme’s strategic growth within the defense and government sector, and ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of all defense and government services contracts worldwide.
Jim has spent more than 30 years in senior leadership roles for a variety of multi-national corporations across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, and brings to Supreme a wealth of government and commercial sector experience. His extensive CV includes a 10 year period with AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM) in Los Angeles; where he held a number of senior roles including Group Chief Executive, responsible for worldwide corporate strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions; and President of Americas and Government, leading the company’s business in the Americas, global government services, and international development markets. His solid strategic vision and growth record led to his promotion to President of Global Government, where he led worldwide operations for the government, management support services and international development markets through 34 end markets.
Prior to joining AECOM, Jim was with Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) in California, a global provider of engineering solutions, technology applications and professional services supporting government and commercial clients. Serving as President and member of the Board of Directors, he is credited as one of the principal architects of the company’s sustained growth since joining the firm as its Chief Financial Officer in 1994. Before joining Tetra Tech, Jim held several operations, financial management and business development positions at Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK), a multi-billion dollar defense firm, as well as with Honeywell Inc. (NYSE:HON), a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing company.
President - Commercial (Africa)
Honore Dainhi is the President of Supreme Group’s Commercial (Africa) Division, and is also a member of the Supreme Group Executive Committee. Honore is responsible for leading the execution of the company’s diversification and expansion strategy in the commercial sector across Africa.
Prior to joining Supreme, Honore spent most of his career in the oil industry, working for the Shell Group for 17 years. During his tenure with Shell, he occupied various senior positions in Ghana, the Netherlands, the U.K., Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire. Honore was Chief Operating Officer - Africa for Vivo Energy, a Shell licensee operating in the African downstream oil business in Africa, responsible for leading the business through a period of substantial changes.
Before that he was Regional Vice President for West Africa, where he had ultimate accountability for Shell’s downstream oil companies, covering 12 countries across West Africa, responsible for leading the turnaround of the business. He also held the position of Senior Corporate Adviser for Sub-Saharan Africa, advising the Shell Group Executive Committee for Africa related strategic matters including government relations and reputation. He also spent a number of years in the Shell Group Internal Audit function and in the Retail business division.
Before joining Shell, Honore worked for a leading European multinational in the Agrochemicals and Household Pesticide industry, holding various positions in manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Chief Executive Officer - EMS Seven Seas
Lars is the Chief Executive of EMS Seven Seas, an international ship chandler and leader in the provision of goods to the marine, offshore and defense sectors. As a member of the Executive Committee, Lars is responsible for managing the company’s ship supply division and growing EMS Seven Seas’ presence in the global shipping sector.
Lars has 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, having worked for a variety of ship supply and ship services companies across Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, including Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), Maersk, J. Lauritzen, Wilhelmsen Ship Services, ShipServ Ltd, and Sinwa Ltd. He also possesses more than 20 years of senior leadership experience and has managed many multinational management teams within the industry.
EMS Seven Seas is a subsidiary of Supreme Group.
Chief Corporate Officer
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
As the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Emma ensures that the ethics and compliance are embedded into the Group’s decision making process and applied across all layers of the organization. Under her stewardship, Supreme has successfully achieved the Investing in Integrity chartermark in 2014, which makes us the first company operating in the logistics sector globally to achieve the accreditation.
Emma joined Supreme in January 2011 as the company’s first Ethics & Compliance Officer. She manages the Group’s Ethics & Compliance function and assists Supreme develop and implement its strategy for embedding an ethical culture throughout the company. Emma is a qualified UK and Australian Lawyer who, after five years in private practice in London, moved into a senior in-house role with a global technology company negotiating large and complex Government contracts. In 2005, she relocated to Asia and worked as a regional Head of Legal whilst also managing an increasing amount of ethics and compliance-related issues and investigations.