Charles Kaufmann Appointed to Lead Logistics Growth for DHL Global Forwarding in North Asia and South Pacific
The world’s leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, DHL Global Forwarding recently announced the appointment of Charles Kaufman to the role of CEO, DGF North Asia South Pacific, effective from October 1st 2018.
Mr. Kaufman has over 40-years’ experience in the Logistics sector that will prove key as DHL Global Forwarding develop the new regional cluster.
DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific CEO, Kelvin Leung said, “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.”
Mr. Leung further added, “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.”
Mr. Kaufman joined Deutsche Post DHL in 1973, and since then his expertise has steadily broadened from air and ocean freight into fields like customs brokerage, integrated warehousing, and international supply chain solutions.
In his previous role as CEO for DHL Global Forwarding North Asia, he led the development and enhancement of several products in the air and ocean freight division, along with masterminding the development of new multimodal services by sea and rail from Korea and Japan via China to Europe.
Mr. Kaufman explained, “Despite volatile rumblings in the global trade environment, the future for North Asia’s economic powerhouses like South Korea and Japan continues to look bright,1 and I’m looking forward to further building on the strong network and service standards that we’ve established in the past few years to give the region’s industries a stable platform for growth no matter the headwinds.”
“At the same time, we see significant opportunities to help businesses in the South Pacific to grow internationally in a sustained and cost-effective manner.
“Even as Australia and New Zealand remain on track for steady economic growth,2 3 emerging countries like Papua New Guinea and Fiji are beginning to build stronger links to the world’s biggest markets,4 5 giving us a clear mandate to support these developments with more cost-effective freight connections, streamlined logistics solutions, and market-leading service at every customer touch-point. I’m excited about taking up this expanded remit, and look forward to working with our extremely accomplished teams in North Asia and the South Pacific as best I can.”