Dachser announces new Managing Director for Greater China
Kevin Chen to lead the Greater China Business Area which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan; Yves Larquemin continues to head Dachser’s organization in South Korea
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach
- 15 July 2021 - Germany-headquartered logistics service provider Dachser
has appointed Kevin Chen as Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Greater
China, taking effect on July 1, 2021. He reports to Edoardo Podestà, Chief
Operating Officer Air & Sea Logistics of the company and the Managing
Director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific Business Unit.
With the new appointment,
the logistics forwarder aims to further strengthen its expanding footprint in
the most dynamic regions in Asia Pacific. The newly created Greater China Business
Area allows the company to streamline operations within the whole of the China
region, effectively consolidating business resources internally and externally.
Born in Beijing, Kevin
Chen has been leading Dachser in South China since the German-based company
started business in the country in 2001. Throughout his 20 year-long
leadership, Chen has developed Dachser from a small setup to an established organization
with two hundred staff across six branches. In 2018, he became Managing
Director Far East South where he additionally took the leadership of the Business
Area Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In his new position as
Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Greater China, Chen's
responsibilities have now been further extended to include the Business Area North
China. With his 30 years of industry experience, the previously Shenzhen based
Chen will now continue his successful track record of expanding Dachser's
growth from his new office in Shanghai.
"The consolidation of
regional operations in the Greater China region will allow the organization to
further enhance business opportunities across the board and raise Dachser's
quality of service for our customers," said Chen.
Larquemin to continue as Managing
Director Air & Sea Logistics South Korea
The North China
Business Area was previously led by Yves Larquemin, the former Managing
Director Air & Sea Logistics Far East North, who has served the
organization since 2012.With his great contribution, Dachser's footprint in
North China has expanded to 12 strategic locations in the region.
Larquemin will now continue
his tenure in Dachser to assume the position of Managing Director Air & Sea
Logistics South Korea. In his role, the French born logistics industry veteran will
utilize the decades of experience he gained since moving to Asia in 1983 to
build a stronger presence for Dachser in the country and prepare the path for future
expansion across the East Asia region.
Germany, Dachser is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Using its
own in-house developed IT-systems, the company incorporates transport,
warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain
solutions. Thanks to some 30,800 employees at 387 locations all over the globe,
Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in
2020. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 78.6 million
shipments weighing 39.8 million metric tons. Dachser is represented by its own
country organizations in 42 countries on five continents. In Asia, there are
branch offices in 48 locations across 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific
Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.