Mark Edwards

Global Freight & Trade Compliance Consultant of Kindeva

Mark Edwards- Member of the Business Council for Logistics and Transportation

Mark Edwards serves as the Global Freight & Trade Compliance Consultant at Kindeva, a leading company operating in the pharmaceutical logistics industry. As a distinguished member of the Logistics and Transportation Business Council within the International Trade Council, Mark brings a wealth of experience and expertise in global trade compliance and pharmaceutical logistics.

At Kindeva, Mark's primary focus is on offering comprehensive trade compliance solutions, encompassing various aspects such as Incoterms, sanctions & screening, Customs, and more. With a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry's unique requirements, Mark and his team at Kindeva provide invaluable support to clients in navigating the complexities of global trade compliance.

Mark's journey in the freight industry began with a keen interest in international opportunities, driven by a desire for a life of travel. Over time, he specialized in the pharmaceutical sector, drawn to the additional challenges and critical importance of logistics in transporting life-saving products.

While Mark pursued a degree in International Logistics, he found that practical skills and on-the-job learning were paramount in this industry. His dedication to continuous learning and hands-on experience has been instrumental in his career growth.

Throughout his career, Mark has spearheaded numerous key projects, including the successful launch of multiple new pharmaceutical products in various markets worldwide. He has also played a pivotal role in introducing temperature-controlled logistics to pharmaceutical manufacturers and guiding them through challenges like Brexit.

One of Mark's proudest professional accomplishments lies in knowing that his logistics solutions have directly contributed to saving lives and ensuring the well-being of patients around the world.

Reflecting on the industry's evolution, Mark notes significant changes in both logistics and pharmaceuticals, with a heightened focus on product control, visibility, and compliance during transportation.

Currently, the industry faces challenges stemming from external supply chain shocks, emphasizing the importance of resilient and adaptable supply chains in uncertain times.

Looking ahead, Mark foresees increased regulation and compliance in the pharmaceutical logistics sector, driven by the complexity of therapies and the need for stringent logistics requirements.

Despite challenges, Mark remains optimistic about the industry's future, fueled by the collective efforts of bright and energetic professionals committed to overcoming obstacles and driving innovation.

For aspiring professionals entering the industry, Mark advocates for hard work, resilience, and a willingness to challenge the status quo while respecting seasoned expertise.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Mark enjoys staying fit through cycling and watching sports, particularly Formula 1 and football. He is an avid supporter of Plymouth Argyle football club, regularly attending matches.

Mark Edwards' unwavering commitment to excellence in trade compliance and pharmaceutical logistics makes him an invaluable asset to the Logistics and Transportation Business Council and a driving force behind the success of Kindeva.