brings more than 40 years' experience to the newly-established cluster
role will see Kaufmann focus on reinforcing customer excellence to drive steady
growth for the region
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach
- 24 September 2018 -
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading
international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed
Charles Kaufmann to assume the role of CEO, DGF North Asia South Pacific with
effect from 1 October 2018.
Industry veteran Charles Kaufmann to lead operations in North Asia South
Kaufmann brings more than 40 years of logistics experience to the new
regional cluster, most recently serving as the leader of DHL Global
Forwarding's operations in North Asia and Japan as well as Head of Value-Added
Services in the Asia Pacific region.
the nuances of trade and freight forwarding in North Asia like no one else, and
has shown remarkable ability to continuously improve operational standards and
customer satisfaction with each passing year," said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL
Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. "His experience lies at the intersection of
logistics innovation and sustainable, efficient freight solutions, making him
our obvious choice to tackle the rapidly evolving needs of both North Asia and
the South Pacific."
Since joining Deutsche Post DHL in 1973,
Kaufmann's expertise has steadily broadened from air and ocean freight into fields
like customs brokerage, integrated warehousing, and international supply chain solutions.
CEO of DHL Global Forwarding North Asia, he led the enhancement of innovative
products in the division's core businesses of air and ocean freight, as well as
the development of new multimodal services by sea and rail from Korea and Japan
via China to Europe.
rumblings in the global trade environment, the future for North Asia's economic
powerhouses like South Korea and Japan continues to look bright, and
I'm looking forward to further building on the strong network and service
standards that we've established in the past few years to give the region's
industries a stable platform for growth no matter the headwinds," said
Kaufmann. "At the same time, we see significant opportunities to help businesses
in the South Pacific to grow internationally in a sustained and cost-effective
"Even as Australia
and New Zealand remain on track for steady economic growth,  emerging
countries like Papua New Guinea and Fiji are beginning to build stronger links
to the world's biggest markets, 
giving us a clear mandate to support these developments with more cost-effective
freight connections, streamlined logistics solutions, and market-leading service
at every customer touchpoint. I'm excited about taking up this expanded remit,
and look forward to working with our extremely accomplished teams in North Asia
and the South Pacific as best I can."
over from Tony Boll, outgoing CEO of DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific and
Country Manager for DHL Global Forwarding Australia, who enters retirement in
February 2019 after more than 52 years in the Deutsche Post DHL Group.
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