Lidia Yan of NEXT Trucking| Media Kit

Lidia Yan is the CEO and Co-Founder of NEXT Trucking. NEXT is taking on one of the largest industries alive, the $800 billion trucking industry, and has brought in some of the biggest venture firms to back her.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEXT – the APPLE of trucking
  • How NEXT achieved profitability in their first year
  • Rapid scaling from 100 to more than 200 employees
  • How it is to be a female in a male-dominated industry
  • The USD60 billion DRAYAGE market
  • Work for a cause, not for applause and seek respect not attention because it lasts longer.

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Lidia Yan of NEXT Trucking
“Work for a cause, not for applause and seek respect not attention becuase it lasts longer. “

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Diversity is super important and in NEXT over 40% of our employees are women, obviously in this male-dominated industry. So I’m pretty happy about diversity in the company because women actually bring a different perspective when it comes to what trucking is like and how to treat the drivers. Also, I think in our company and we’re very unique because we are a blend of technology and operations, so we do have talents from those industries and we are creating a very unique culture to really mingle two kinds of talents and put them under the same roof and allow them to work together as a team. So we’re actively working to build an inclusive workforce. I think other than 40% of my employees are women in around three-quarters of our workforce are considered ethnic minorities. We’re definitely a very diversified company and we’ll continue to do that.
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LEX GREENSILL​

Chief Executive Officer, Greensill​

Lex is the co-founder and CEO of Greensill, and a Senior Advisor and Crown Representative to Her Majesty’s Government on Supply Chain Finance. He was awarded the CBE for Services to the British Economy in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2017 Birthday Honours.

Lex previously established the global SCF business at Morgan Stanley, and led the EMEA SCF business at Citi.

Lex holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, and Queensland.