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DHL appoints lead for Malaysia

DHL Express has appointed Christopher Ong (pictured) as managing director of DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei. Christopher was formally country manager of DHL Express Vietnam.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ong will be spearheading all facets of the business operations and activities of DHL Express in Malaysia, in particular leading the company’s strategic development in the country.

“Christopher brings with him a wealth of management experience having worked in the Asia Pacific region for 17 years. His extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the express business has been extremely valuable in helping us to enhance our capabilities in the region. We are confident that the Malaysian business will thrive under Christopher’s dynamic leadership,” said Yasmin Aladad Khan, senior vice president, DHL Express Southeast Asia.

Ong was previously based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam where he was responsible for the strategic development of the business. Under his leadership, he managed a workforce of over 400 employees in nine facilities around the country, including gateway facilities in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the nation’s biggest courier fleet that services 12,000 customers.

In Vietnam, he was integral in driving the company’s growth through the expansion of facilities, the refleeting of the vehicles and the introduction of new direct flights.  These investments enhanced the Vietnamese market’s connectivity to the region and beyond, and further strengthened DHL and the logistics industry in Vietnam.

Ong joined DHL Express in October 2006 as vice president, business development at the Asia Pacific regional office and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and planning for the region. He subsequently took on additional responsibilities in 2009 to drive DHL’s First Choice Six Sigma Program and GOGREEN, the group’s climate protection program, for Asia Pacific.

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