DHL Global Forwarding appoints industry veteran Charles Kaufmann to lead logistics growth in North Asia and South Pacific region
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.
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.
“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.”
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. As 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.
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