Ditlev Ingemann Blicher, 44, is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific for DB Schenker with effect from 9th May 2016, and will be based at the Regional Head Office in Singapore.
Mr Blicher, a Danish citizen, joins DB Schenker from UTi Worldwide, where he was most recently President of Asia Pacific & Europe; Co-President Global Freight Forwarding and Executive Board Member. Mr Blicher takes over from Jochen Thewes, who is now the Global CEO for DB Schenker.
Mr Blicher has over a decade of experience based in Asia and will now oversee the 13,000 strong employees across an extensive network of more than 400 locations covering 20 countries throughout Asia Pacific. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwood University and completed executive studies at Oxford University.
Mr Blicher said, “I am very pleased to join DB Schenker in Asia Pacific. This dynamic region continues to be the growth engine for global trade and commerce. And with the exciting transformations and developments ahead in the industry, I look forward to working closely with our customers and colleagues to develop progressive, innovative and sustainable solutions for the spectrum of industries we serve.”
DB Schenker in Asia Pacific has an extensive history of over 50 years in the region, and serves a diverse range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, fashion, healthcare, high-tech, industrial, retail / consumer goods, as well as trade fair forwarding, special transports and services for major sporting events.