Stephen Ly returns to Singapore after nearly four years in the Philippines to assume his role effective from 1 March 2015
SINGAPORE, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has appointed Stephen Ly as its Managing Director for Singapore with effect from 1 March 2015. Formerly the Managing Director for DHL Global Forwarding Philippines, Stephen is returning to Singapore after nearly four years during which he was the Head of Customs Brokerage Services, Asia Pacific and Africa for over three and a half years.
Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific said: "Asia Pacific is a key region for DHL Global Forwarding and we see tremendous opportunities across air, ocean and road freight rising from the rapid growth in intra-Asia trade. It is important for us to firmly establish our geographic footprint in Asia Pacific by building a strong leadership team in each country that we operate in. We are very excited to have Stephen lead our Singapore operations as he brings a wealth of experience, proven track record and in-depth industrial knowledge, as well as a focus on driving success for our business."
"As one of the most mature markets in Asia Pacific, Singapore is an important part of the DHL network, not only because of the size of the business but also the significant role which Singapore plays as a global and regional logistics hub. I look forward to working with a passionate team in order to expand and cement our leadership in the global forwarding industry," said Stephen.
Based in Singapore, Stephen will lead and manage DHL Global Forwarding’s business activities in the country and will be responsible for driving growth in international freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing and logistics value-added services.
Stephen has been with DHL for more than 12 years, starting at DHL Express where he successfully lobbied for various legislative changes and reforms in customs regulations, as well as led the execution of Australia’s biggest change management project for DHL. He subsequently moved on to DHL Global Forwarding to head up Customs Brokerage Services for Asia Pacific in 2007 and later for Africa. During his tenure, he successfully established and spearheaded DHL Global Forwarding Customs Brokerage products across the regions. He also established the company’s first offshore center supporting operation and back office functions in Manila, Philippines.
In 2011, Stephen was appointed as the Managing Director for DHL Global Forwarding Philippines. During this time, Stephen was responsible for the strategic development of the country’s local business. Under his leadership, DHL Global Forwarding Philippines achieved outstanding business results with continuous year on year improvement that brought several Global and Asia Pacific CEO internal awards. Having these significant achievements, the Philippines was recognized globally as the country of the year for 2014 within DHL Global Forwarding.
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