DHL Express has announced the appointments of Mr. Tony Khan as President and Representative Director, DHL Express Japan effective January 1, 2020; and Mr. Chee Choong Ng as Managing Director of DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau. Mr. Khan has also become a member of the management board of DHL Express Asia Pacific.
Mr. Khan takes the helm of the DHL Express Japan business with a track record of over 17 years in Operations and General Management. Prior to this latest appointment, Mr. Khan served as the General Manager of the Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong, one of the three global hubs in DHL Express’ network. CAH handles more than 40% of the company’s total Asia Pacific shipment volumes. In that role, Mr. Khan oversaw the hub’s management and overall operations which included its expansion of capabilities, connectivity within the global network, cost control, as well as transit time performance. Mr. Khan has been involved in the air express industry since 1988, and possesses exceptional knowledge of the air express industry and deep familiarity with Asian markets.
“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.”
“I am honored and very excited to work with the amazing team in Japan again! 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,” said Mr. Khan.
In his preceding role as Vice President of Operations, Mr. Chee Choong has been an integral part of DHL Express’ success in Hong Kong. He was instrumental in the expansion of the On-Demand Delivery service and recently managed the successful move of the Hong Kong Service Centre and the Kowloon West Service Centre, which are both among the top three DHL Express service centers worldwide in terms of volume handled.
Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said, “With Chee Choong at the helm, I am confident that DHL Express will further strengthen its status as the leader in express delivery in Hong Kong and Macau. His vast experience in the industry and knowledge of the competitive and strategically significant local market will contribute exponentially to the company’s growth.”
Regarding his new role, Mr. Chee Choong remarked, “I truly look forward to taking on the responsibility of further reinforcing DHL Express as the leading logistics provider of choice in Hong Kong and Macau. I am honored to be able to lead such an amazing team, as we continue to improve our services while adapting to the evolving nature of our business.”