Germany-headquartered logistics service provider Dachser has appointed Kevin Chen as managing director Air & Sea Logistics Greater China, with effect from July 1, 2021.
Chen 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, 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, the previously Shenzhen-based Chen will now continue his 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.
Meanwhile, Yves Larquemin, the former managing director Air & Sea Logistics Far East North responsible for North China and expanded Dachser’s footprint 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 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 Asia region.