DHL Appoints New Pacific Chief


DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Charles Kaufmann to lead its logistics growth in North Asia and the South Pacific region.

Kaufmann will assume the post on October 1, 2018, taking over from Tony Boll, who will retire after more than 52 years in the Deutsche Post DHL Group.

He has more than 40 years of logistics experience. His most recent role was as Head of Value-Added Services in the Asia Pacific region.

Speaking about his appointment, Kaufmann insisted that he is optimistic about the prospects for the region, despite the US-China trade war creating uncertainty for trade.

He said: “Despite volatile rumblings in the global trade environment, the future for North Asia's economic powerhouses like South Korea and Japan continues to look bright

“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.”

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“Charles understands 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.” 

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