DHL eCommerce Solutions has appointed Samuel Conroy as its managing director of Vietnam, effective April 1, 2019.
“Vietnam currently has one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in the world,” said Conroy. “With more than half of Vietnam’s population already using the internet and more than 50 million smartphone subscribers, we must fully utilize our e-commerce capabilities across the DHL divisions to help our customers create a strong base of operations and overcome infrastructure challenges to capitalize on that speed of growth.”
Conroy previously held senior general management roles in various Southeast Asian countries and was most recently CEO of the Middle-East cluster at Damco Logistics. He has also served as the director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.
“Samuel brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the logistics business as well as general management experience gained from working across different markets in both country and regional capacities,” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha, CEO of DHL eCommerce Solutions Southeast Asia. “His enthusiasm and strategic hands-on leadership approach will be crucial to exceeding customer expectations and delivering profitable growth.”
Vietnamese e-commerce growth rate ranked second in Southeast Asia in 2018, behind Indonesia, according to a report by Google and Temasek.