Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 636.HK), a leading logistics service provider in Asia, has appointed Ronnie Kempf as the new Managing Director for Germany and Switzerland. Kempf has taken up his new position on 1 April 2016 and is based at the Kerry Logistics Europe headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. From here, he will run the operative business in Bremen, Hamburg and Frankfurt as well as oversee the further expansion of sales activities in Germany.
In addition, Kempf will also take over the position of Managing Director for Kerry Logistics (Switzerland) GmbH. During the course of pooling these two positions, Kempf will also supervise the integration of the air and sea freight offices. Meanwhile, Kerry Logistics (Germany) GmbH and Kerry Logistics (Switzerland) GmbH will continue to function as independent legal entities.
For more than 15 years, Kempf has been working for renowned logistics companies in Germany and China – among them Schenker Germany, ABX Logistics, Geodis Wilson and Agility Logistics. Together with Thomas Blank, Managing Director Europe at Kerry Logistics, he will implement the European strategy of Kerry Logistics in Germany.
“Ronnie Kempf will give fresh impetus to the expansion of our business in Germany and Switzerland. His activities in Asia have provided him with the necessary market insights in order to successfully implement services offered in Asia also in Germany,” said Blank, while also honouring Kempf’s predecessor Bruno Lombardi. “We thank him for his longstanding work and dedication and wish him all the best for the future.”
Kempf commented on his appointment, “Kerry Logistics maintains a leading position in many areas of the logistics supply chain throughout the Asian market. It is on this basis that we see great potential for sustainable growth, especially in Germany and Switzerland. I am looking forward to the new, exciting and demanding tasks and am delighted to be part of this dynamic company.”
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 45 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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