DHL Global Forwarding makes key appointments in Asia

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DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Mark Slade (pictured above) as managing director for Hong Kong and Macau.

The forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL has also named Charles Kaufmann as managing director of its Japan operations. He will do this in addition to his roles as chief executive officer of North Asia and head of value added services for Asia Pacific.

Slade says: “In the logistics industry, success depends on building strong connections both with and on behalf of your customers – something which requires leaders to invest more than financially to serve the market.

“Our successes in Japan stem from the steadfast commitment of our team to literally going the extra mile for both our customers and the communities we operate in, and I believe our customers can anticipate even greater results in the years ahead.”

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Kaufmann (pictured above) explains: “As the second-largest trade partner of both China and the European Union, Japan stands to benefit significantly from the higher volume and velocity of trade that initiatives like the ‘Belt and Road’ promise to generate.

“Buoyed by a steady revival in Japanese exports, we hope to unlock greater overseas opportunities for our Japanese customers by further streamlining customs and forwarding procedures.”