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DHL Global Forwarding appoints new CEO for Indochina

Released at: 10:35, 07/11/2019

DHL Global Forwarding appoints new CEO for Indochina

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Mr. Laurence Cheung to lead Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos markets.

by Khanh Chi

DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea, and road freight services, has appointed Mr. Laurence Cheung as Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Mr. Cheung will focus on strengthening operational rigor and rapidly growing sales as regional trade and foreign investment continues to rise.

“Laurence brings to our business an invaluable trifecta of expertise at managing complex logistics operations, capitalizing on opportunities in high-growth markets, and inspiring people to achieve new heights of excellence,” said Mr. Thomas Tieber, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding ASEAN and South Asia.

“His deep experience with the Chinese logistics landscape also positions him well to further scale our operations as trade between China and the Indochina region is expected to grow substantially over time.”

Mr. Cheung brings more than 20 years’ experience at DHL Global Forwarding to his new role, including station and general manager roles in some of China’s biggest and fastest-growing cities like Beijing, Chengdu, and Xiamen. He most recently served as South East District Head for DHL Global Forwarding China, leading more than 150 employees across eight branches and three sales offices.

“The current volatility in world trade has created huge opportunities for countries in Indochina, from Vietnamese exports to the US rising nearly 29 per cent this year to Cambodia-China trade expected to nearly double in value to $10 billion between 2017 and 2023,” Mr. Cheung said.

“I’m looking forward to seizing these new opportunities by further ramping up operational standards across our presence in the three countries under my remit, as well as doubling down on our greatest asset - our people - with a renewed focus on skills development and courageous leadership among our teams.”

Mr. Cheung is a lead facilitator for the Certified Forwarding Manager Program and graduated from DHL’s Build Your Skills talent development program. His passion for people development stems from his early days at DHL, where he started as a management trainee immediately after graduating from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

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