DHL Express has named Tony Khan as president and representative director, DHL Express Japan effective January 1, 2020.
Mr Khan becomes a member of the management board of DHL Express Asia Pacific.
Prior to this latest appointment, Mr Khan served as the general manager of the Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong, one of the three global hubs in the DHL Express network.
His latest appointment marks his return to Japan to lead the business.
“We are proud to have Tony Khan lead the team in Japan, and I am confident that his deep-rooted experience with the country, as well as his proven track record will further strengthen our position in Japan,” said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific.
“Tony is a true motivator and believer in leadership by example, and he demonstrated his leadership and organizational skills during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, ensuring service continuity and the safety of employees throughout the disaster.”
Mr Khan said he was honoured and excited to work with the team in Japan.
“My experience in Operations and our continuous improvement program First Choice has taught me the importance of Kaizen, and I look forward to building on the good work of my predecessor, developing trusted relationships with our customers, employees and society, and strengthen our market-leader position in Japan,” he said Khan.
Khan was born in Pakistan in May 1965 and he is fluent in Japanese, Mandarin, Urdu and English.
DHL Express has also announced the appointment of Chee Choong Ng as managing director of DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau.
With more than 20 years of experience in the logistics industry, he is to be in charge of spearheading the growth and managing operations in Hong Kong and Macau.
He succeeds Herbert Vongpusanachai, who is now country manager of DHL Express Thailand and head of Indochina.