Kerry Logistics Network has appointed John Parkes as its new managing director of integrated logistics, effective immediately.
Parkes will be based in Hong Kong to oversee the overall management of Kerry Logistics’ global integrated logistics business.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead such an effective and multifaceted team to build on existing relationships and explore new horizons. As the logistics industry undergoes rapid change in the face of new demands and technological advances, I look forward to giving my best to reinforce Kerry Logistics’ position and grow its business through formulating sustainable strategies and devising innovative solutions that cater to our customers’ needs and accommodate emerging trends,” he said.
Parkes has more than 35 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry. With a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region, he has held operational leadership positions in major logistics businesses, specializing in multi-country business development and management, M&A and global account management.
Prior to joining Kerry Logistics, he was the executive director - head of Hong Kong/Taiwan and global business development of LF Logistics.
“We are delighted to have John on board to lead our IL division, which forms a major part of our business," said William Ma, Kerry Logistics group managing director. "John’s in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground experience in the logistics industry and global supply chains make him an excellent captain to steer our course in these challenging times of accelerated supply chain shifts. With his insights and expertise, we can make great strides in our global IL business.”