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May 20, 2024

DHL Global Forwarding has announced two appointments for Asia Pacific to bolster growth within the region.


Niki Frank, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said DHL is focusing on "strategic regional growth," particularly in the Asia Pacific region, amid an increasingly complex global economy landscape.


"These new appointments are key to helping us achieve that, and we are counting on them to help deepen our customer relationships and strengthen our presence in key markets," Frank added.


The DHL Global Forwarding chief noted that the company is looking to make significant investments to achieve growth in sectors such as electric vehicles, semiconductors, life science and healthcare "as we anticipate a cautious resurgence for air and ocean freight demand for the rest of the year."


"These initiatives align with our ongoing strategy to continuously review and adjust our regional capacities and expertise. This ensures our teams are well-prepared to respond to economic changes and trade dynamics while consistently delivering reliable and forward-thinking logistics solutions to our customers," Frank further said.

DHL noted that Vincent Yong has been named managing director of DHL Global Forwarding Thailand and will 
continue reporting to Thomas Tieber, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Southeast Asia and South Pacific.


Yong joined DHL in 1998 as Regional Head of the Global Bid Team, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. He served as DHL Global Forwarding Thailand's Chief Operating Officer between 2006 and 2012 and took on the role of Head of Technology at DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific role in 2015.


Prior to this appointment, he was the president director of DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia since 2017. 


DHL also announced that Anders Hasselstroem was appointed senior vice president of marketing and sales of DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.


To be based in Singapore, Hasselstroem served as the vice president of Sea Logistics APAC at Kuehne+Nagel prior to this appointment.


DHL said Hasselstroem will take over the regional remit from Piak-Hwee (Piak) Tan, who will continue to serve as head of marketing and sales in Greater China. 

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