Damco Appoints Country Manager for Malaysiaby Press Release on 2012-02-28 00:26:18
Damco, one of the world’s leading third-party logistics providers, has appointed Tanate Piriyothinkul as country manager for Malaysia effective March 1 to drive business growth in the country.
Piriyothinkul has had a 15-year career in the AP Moller Maersk Group, most recently serving as General Manager, Contract Logistics and Business Development, at Damco Thailand.
The appointment reflects the confidence and long-term commitment Damco has towards the Malaysia market.
“Tanate has been instrumental in the development of our products and the rapid growth of a number of business areas in the last several years,” said Kiattichai Pitpreecha, Managing Director, Thailand and Malaysia Cluster. “Tanate’s diverse functional background and hands-on product experience in business together with his strong commercial acumen will be essential to accelerate the growth and development of our business in Malaysia.”
Piriyothinkul joined the Group as a trainee in 1997. He spent most of his career in logistics, both in operations and in business development across various products. He worked for three years in India, and spent more than two years in regional supply chain development in Asia Pacific.
Piriyothinkul’s valuable experience puts him in a strong position to offer both existing and new customers superior logistics and supply chain opportunities in Malaysia.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge of taking our business in Malaysia to new heights,” he said.
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, offering a broad range of services to customers all over the world. The company has 10,500 employees in over 280 offices across 90 countries and representation in 120 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East, and Latin America. In 2010, the company had a net turnover of over USD 2.7 billion, managed more than 2.4 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 75,000 tons.
Damco is an independent business unit within the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.