Kerry Logistics appoints new managing director for Europe

by Press Release on 2015-10-28 00:25:59

Thomas BlankFrankfurt/Hong Kong, Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), a leading logistics service provider in Asia, has appointed Thomas Blank as its new Managing Director of Europe with effect immediately.

Mr Blank will oversee the company’s strategic developments in Europe, with the goal of establishing Kerry Logistics as a preferred logistics service provider for industry and trade, and a reliable partner for bridging Europe and Asia. He will operate out of the Kerry Logistics Central Europe office in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

With over 35 years of experience in logistics and international and domestic freight forwarding, Mr Blank brings extensive industry knowledge, expertise and a global vision. Prior to this appointment, Mr Blank held senior positions in a number of major logistics companies across Asia and Europe having previously served as Managing Director of South East Asia for Panalpina World Transport, Senior Vice President at UTI, Managing Director at Geodis and Chief Executive Officer in Central Europe for Agility.  

William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said: “Thomas has cross-cultural management experience and invaluable expertise of the global logistics market. His solid industry knowledge and strong network of connections will support our expansion into high-growth niche markets, such as fashion and e-commerce logistics, in Europe and other markets.”

On his new appointment, Thomas Blank expressed: “This is an exciting time to be joining Kerry Logistics, a dynamic and fast-growing company and I am thrilled to be part of the team taking Kerry Logistics forward from its strong foothold in Asia to a rapidly expanding global network. I look forward to meeting the challenges of this new role and strengthening Kerry Logistics’ presence in Europe and its connections to Asia.”

About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 636.HK)
Kerry Logistics is Asia's leading logistics service provider with extensive operations across Greater China and the ASEAN region.

Its core competence is providing highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs and improve response time to market.

It currently has more than 550 office locations in 40 countries and territories, and is managing 43 million sq ft of logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth.

Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2015-2016.

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