DB Schenker has appointed Dr Niklas Wilmking as CEO for the Asia Pacific region, effective January 01. Wilmking returns to the Asia Pacific region, and will be based in Schenker’s regional head office in Singapore to lead its over 15,000 strong workforce across 20 countries, following his successful tenure as Executive Vice President of global airfreight responsible for worlwide air network, flight operations, procurement, revenue management, operational excellence and digitalisation and based out of DB Schenker’s head office in Essen, Germany.
Since joining Schenker in 2002, Wilmking has held various operational and corporate leadership positions in Europe, Asia as well as global roles, including extensive stints in Asia Pacific leading corporate strategic transformation projects and managing comprehensive portfolios of P&L.
Notably, Wilmking led the freight and logistics project for the Beijing Olympics, as well as the M&A integration for BAX Global and Schenker. He was also CEO of Schenker in Vietnam, as well as CEO of Star Global in Hong Kong which were subsidiaries of the Schenker Group.
Prior to joining DB Schenker, Wilmking spent seven years in operational positions at Lufthansa. He holds a PhD in Logistics Engineering from Technical University in Berlin.