DHL Global Forwarding, has appointed Charles Kaufmann as Chief Executive Officer for North Asia in addition to his existing role as head of Value Added Services for Asia Pacific. The appointment was effective as of 1 August 2015. In his new role, Kaufmann will be responsible for North Asia market operations which cover Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan. He will continue to report directly to Kelvin Leung.
Kelvin Leung, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said of the appointment, “Covering a range of economies from primary industry producers to highly sophisticated technology and services markets, North Asia demands highly nuanced approaches to trade and logistics. Charles is an experienced leader with a proven track record representing DHL in North Asia. With his in-depth knowledge of the region, we are confident that he will be able to lead the next wave of growth for us.”
Kaufmann was appointed CEO for Japan and Korea in 2006, before becoming the Chief Operating Officer for North Asia Pacific in 2011 managing air freight operations, purchasing and pricing policies across the 21 countries. In 2012, Kaufmann was named Head of Air Freight and Value Added Services in DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.
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