We understand that when it comes to secure international logistics and secure storage solutions what’s important is really very simple. That what’s vital is that your chosen service provider delivers on time and according to schedule.

We also understand that for your peace of mind, it’s important to know where your shipment is and when it has been received and signed for.

That’s why we focus on offering unprecedented levels of customer service.
On developing technologies that enable us to keep you informed, as often or as little as you want, to save you time and give you peace of mind.

It’s why we work closely with you – and why you’ll be on first name terms with the members of our team.

You’ll see that each enquiry is significant to us, each shipment matters and you can rest assured that we’ll work with you to ensure safe and secure delivery and storage.

Between us we have over 150 years’ experience in the secure international logistics industry and in global business. With offices and partners around the world, Think Global, Think Ava.


For a new approach to secure international logistics.
For proactive communication and unprecedented customer service. We’re here to help.

Talk to the team today —

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Chris Fergus

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is a UK national with over 20 years’ experience in the secure international logistics and broader Security & FM sectors. Chris was most recently the Regional Managing Director for a leading security services provider. In response to the need he identified within the secure international logistics sector, the need for change, Chris decided to establish Ava.

Built on an independent operating model, Chris and his team have developed a strategic partner network of service providers across the world, selecting each one on the merits of their individual performance.

Based at Ava’s Head Office in Dubai, Chris has brought together a team of experts from both the secure international logistics sector and client-facing roles to support Ava’s customers worldwide.

James Alston

Chief Financial Officer

James is a UK national who qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1992. Since then he’s worked for PwC on two secondments over a 5-year period to NatWest Acquisition Finance and PwC South Africa.

With 26 years’ work experience in both the professional services sector and industry, James spent 11 years at a leading security services provider in roles that included group finance, cash services and justice services. A long-term colleague of Ava’s CEO Chris Fergus, James has worked as a Regional Finance Director in the Middle East. In this role he had direct responsibility for businesses in the UK and in the Middle East, together with regional oversight of businesses. Most recently, James was the FD of the African Region of a leading hotel and hospitality group, with 35 business units across Africa.

Dan Cody

Chief Operating Officer & Global Risk Director

Dan is a US national whose appointment demonstrates Ava’s understanding of the importance of risk management in the secure international logistics sector. With over 15 years’ experience in the security industry, Dan brings with him a significant overall focus on global high-value logistics.

With a proven track record of conducting complex risk audits, loss investigations and managing international security teams and partner operations, Dan brings valuable market intelligence and insights to the company, reducing customers’ exposure to risk.

Stefan Dingeldein

Global Sales & Marketing Director

Stefan is a German national with 10 years’ experience of working at a leading security services provider. He started his career in the sector as a Sales Executive and went on to become the Regional Head of Commodities Europe.

More recently Stefan worked as the Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East, where he was responsible for delivering strategy and managing key accounts across the region. Stefan has built a new network of strategic partnerships in India and managed several global strategic accounts.

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