Agility announced that it has appointed Soren Poulsen as its Chief Executive Officer for the Greater China Area (GCA). In this role, Poulsen will be responsible for leading Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics business in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Soren joins Agility with more than 25 years of experience in the logistics industry, with particular experience of the China market, having spent more than 10 years of his career in management positions in the country. At the beginning of his tenure in China, Soren managed air freight operations out of Shanghai and North China, while the past six years focused on general management in South China and development of major international and Chinese customers. During Soren’s more than 13 years in Asia, he also spent time in India and Singapore.
“We are very excited about the appointment of Soren as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater China Area. The GCA is vital to Agility, and China in particular continues to offer tremendous growth opportunities, with Transport Intelligence forecasting CAGR of 13.3% from 2013-2017 for China’s freight forwarding market,” said Chris Price, Chief Executive Officer, Agility Asia Pacific. “We are confident that his solid expertise in the business and strong understanding of Asia will help drive our strategy and grow our business in GCA.”
Prior to joining Agility, Poulsen was the Managing Director for DB Schenker Hong Kong and South China. He was previously the Vice President of Air freight for Asia Pacific at DB Schenker and has also held various management positions at Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina.
A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Poulsen is a graduate from Maersk Shipping Academy and will be based in Hong Kong.
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