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 am 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.”