Ken Lee appointed DHL Express Asia Pacific CEO

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DHL Express Asia Pacific CEO, Ken Lee

Ken Lee has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of DHL Express Asia Pacific, succeeding Jerry Hsu, who is retiring.

Lee will be based in Hong Kong, and be responsible for the region covering Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Oceania, South Asia, South East Asia and Taiwan. He has worked at DHL for 18 years and was managing director of DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau, and executive vice president of commercial, Asia Pacific. He is also a member of the DHL Express Asia Pacific management board, responsible for its two most strategic hubs in the region, Hong Kong and Singapore, which handle over 20 per cent of the company’s express shipment volumes.

Lee says: “Staying agile and adaptive has never been more important to maintaining pace with Asia Pacific’s ongoing growth, making investment in the capacity, frequency, and reach of our network – not to mention commensurate investments in the skills and well-being of our more than 22,000 employees – more critical than ever.”

DHL Express CEO, Ken Allen says: “Ken’s track record at driving incredible mature-market business growth, combined with an unparalleled breadth of strategic vision across Asia’a countries and industries, put him in good stead to maintain and extend DHL Express’ market leadership as the Asia Pacific region enters a more mature stage of economic development.”