DHL Supply Chain names new chief for Thailand cluster

Steve Walker, former operations and IT chief for DHL Supply Chain in Asia Pacific, will now oversee Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

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DHL Supply Chain, the German post group’s contract logistics unit, has appointed Steve Walker as chief executive officer for its Thailand cluster, which covers Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Walker will be based in Bangkok to oversee business strategy and new business development. He will be responsible for driving growth in warehousing, transportation, value added supply chain services as well as spearhead the digitalization, innovation and sustainability projects across the different markets.

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“The Thailand cluster is one of DHL Supply Chain’s key markets and we are pleased to have found a remarkable leader who will take it to the next stage of growth. Steve’s experience and approach will be a vital factor in the ongoing success of our business, especially amidst a challenging operating environment caused by Covid-19,” said Terry Ryan, CEO Asia Pacific, DHL Supply Chain. “He is very highly regarded in the industry, known for his operational acumen, digitalization expertise and innovative mindset, and is equally seen as a hands-on leader with an effective and down-to-earth management style.”

Walker was most recently the chief operating officer and chief information officer for DHL Supply Chain in Asia Pacific, where he took charge of technology and operations excellence across more than 700 operational sites in the region. The industry veteran, with nearly four decades of experience in global supply chains, has played a key role in improving operational processes, enhancing service quality, developing customised solutions as well as leading digitalisation and innovative logistics projects for customers.

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