Hans Hickler appointed new CEO, Asia Pacific Region, and former CEO, Asia Pacific Region, Wolfgang Hollermann to take on a global advisory role to Essa Al-Saleh, Agility's President and CEO, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL).
Hong Kong, March 3rd
Agility has announced the appointment of Hans Hickler as CEO, Asia Pacific Region, with effect from March 2, 2010. At the same time, Wolfgang Hollermann, who was previously CEO, Asia Pacific Region, will transition to a new role as Advisor to the Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) President and CEO, Essa Al-Saleh.
Hickler joins Agility from DHL, where he most recently was CEO for Global Customer Solutions, based in the United States. He was responsible for leading the development and sale of customer solutions for all DHL business units including DHL Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution, Forwarding and Express products. Previously, Hans served as CEO of DHL Express USA. Earlier in his career he was CEO of APL Logistics. He will be based in Hong Kong.
"I am delighted to be joining Agility at such an exciting time in the company's development in Asia. I am also looking forward to working with Wolfgang Hollermann during the transition, over the last two decades he has presided over Agility's rise into one of the leading logistics players in the region," said Hickler.
Commenting on the change, Essa Al-Saleh, GIL President and CEO, said "We are excited about Hans joining us at an important time of Agility's development. He has an extensive background that has encompassed all parts of the business and has worked in the Asia Pacific region before so we are confident he is ready to take Agility to a new level."
After almost 20 years of service with Agility, Wolfgang Hollermann, will be transitioning to a new role as Advisor to Essa Al-Saleh effective March 1, 2010. Wolfgang will work with Hans to ensure a smooth transition in the Asia Pacific region. After that, Wolfgang will devote his attention full-time to the new role that will capitalize on his experience and expertise by assisting with key global projects.
"Wolfgang has been one of the pillars of our company and a strong Asia Pacific organization was built under his leadership. We are grateful for his many contributions to the region. Now, with this transition I am looking forward to leveraging his experience on important global initiatives. His contributions to Agility will continue to be invaluable, and we are eager to benefit from his expertise."
Agility is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 37,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe's most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.
Agility has three business divisions: Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) is headquartered in Switzerland and provides supply chain solutions to commercial customers large and small. Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) offers logistics services to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide. Agility Infrastructure group companies primarily focus on opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing infrastructure support in the areas of industrial real estate, customs optimization, and airline services.
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