Germany-headquartered logistics service provider DACHSER has appointed Kevin Chen as Managing Director- Air & Sea Logistics – Greater China, effective on July 01, 2021. He reports to Edoardo Podestà, Chief Operating Officer- Air & Sea Logistics and Managing Director of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics for Asia Pacific.
The newly created Greater China Business Area allows DACHSER to streamline operations within the whole of the China region, effectively consolidating business resources internally and externally. With the new appointment, the company aims to further strengthen its expanding footprint in the most dynamic regions in Asia Pacific.
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 organisation 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, 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 DACHSER to further enhance business opportunities across the board and raise the organisation’s quality of service for our customers,” said Kevin Chen.
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 organisation since 2012. With his great contribution, DACHSER’s footprint in North China 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 for South Korea. In his role, the French-born logistics industry veteran will utilise 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 Asian region.