With deep sadness, the MBN team extends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of our esteemed conference speaker, expert contributor, interviewee and overall supporter of our efforts: Ingo Babrikowski. We want to honor his memory by remembering his achievements and career as the leader of Estafeta.
A graduate of the University of Hamburg, Germany, in Logistics, Administration of Industrial Enterprises, Ingo began his career as an Assistant to the Logistics Director at Phillips, later launching his career in 1998 at Estafeta as Operations Manager. This marked the beginning of his 25-year-long journey with Estafeta. Ingo continued to refine his knowledge at Cranfield School of Management, where he earned his Master's degree in Finance.
In 2009, due to his effort and innovative ideas, he was appointed CEO of Estafeta, a position he held for nearly 15 years.
Under Ingo's leadership, Estafeta achieved significant growth in the logistics sector and developed crucial areas to enhance customer service. This included expanding its services and products, such as the launch of Estafeta Carga Aérea (ECA) in 2000 for national and international shipments, the introduction of Buzón-e, an electronic messaging service in 2003 and transitioning to Estafeta Flota Eléctrica in 2022, among other accomplishments. During his administration, Estafeta also received numerous awards for the quality of its service.
Since 2020, MBN has had the pleasure of collaborating with Ingo, who shared his experience, vision and knowledge of the logistics world. Ingo always emphasized the importance of the human factor, saying: "Now, more than ever, we must commit ourselves as leaders to strengthen inclusion, equity and diversity policies in talent recruitment, just as we invest in technology as a competitiveness factor."
Additionally, as one of the most important lessons from the pandemic, Ingo highlighted that "people are at the center of success. Indeed, they are our most valuable asset. We are driven by our collaborators and their families; it is people who generate ideas, solutions and innovation."
Ingo promoted gender equality and diversity at Estafeta as a means to "enrich us and create an environment conducive to creativity and innovation." He proudly noted that women held the majority of Estafeta's upper management positions due to their talent and capabilities.
Regarding ESG measures, Ingo was passionate about highlighting the environmental impact of logistics and the need for change, stating: "it is essential to rethink distribution models and make the necessary efforts to achieve a global 'zero emissions' model." He was proud of Estafeta for adopting electric mobility.
At MBN, we will remember Ingo as a visionary leader who aimed to optimize logistics processes and sought to improve working and environmental conditions in the industry.
Ingo leaves us with invaluable knowledge and important questions that must be addressed in logistics.
Rest in peace, Ingo Babrikowski.