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DHL Supply Chain shift gears for further Asian growth

With its eye firmly on the Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, DHL Supply Chain looks to capitalise on the future growth many are predicating for Asian Pacific industry
 DHL already has a substantial presence in the region

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The world’s market leader for contract logistics solutions, DHL Supply Chain has announced the appointment of Jeroen van Oekel as its new Vice-President for Business Development, Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, Asia Pacific.

Though DHL Supply Chain already has a substantial presence in the region, van Oekel is tasked with expanding the organisation’s footprint across the areas key markets.   

DHL Supply Chain’s Asia Pacific CEO, Paul Graham was clearly pleased with the decision:

“We are delighted to welcome Jeroen, a sector specialist with vast experience in providing industry solutions for the Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors. DHL will benefit from his expertise as the region’s automotive industry continues to grow on the back of expanding domestic demand and increasing development of export bases.”

Graham added:

“It has been reported that between China, India and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), there will be 2 billion people by 2020 that are of driving age and sufficient earning power. We are gearing up to meet this demand and hiring leaders such as Jeroen, who understand the pain points of customers in these sectors and can bring optimal value to them by providing the right best-in-class, tailor-made solutions.”

Van Oekel succeeds Suzie Mitchell, who after last three years has been promoted to the role of Country Manager for SHL Supply Chain Philippines.

DHL Supply Chain’s Asia Pacific Senior Vice-President for Business Development, David Christmas commented on Mitchell’s past achievements:

“We have had many successes in the Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors under Suzie’s strong sales leadership, most notably with DHL being the first wholly owned foreign enterprise in China to be awarded an inbound-to-manufacturing (I2M) contract.

“I have every confidence that Jeroen will continue to drive our sector expansion in the region, especially in key markets like China, India and Thailand where we have seen exponential growth, a testament to our proven sector expertise.”

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