UPS appoints new MD for Hong Kong and Macau

UPS has appointed Lauren Zhao as managing director of UPS Hong Kong and Macau.

With more than 20 years of experience with the company, Zhao will lead UPS’s strategic business planning, package delivery and supply chain operations in Hong Kong and Macau. She will report to K.K. Leung, president of North Asia district, UPS Asia Pacific.

“Hong Kong is in a prime position to help multinationals along with small and medium size enterprises gain deeper access to markets in the Chinese mainland, ASEAN, the Middle East, as well as Central and Eastern Europe,” Leung said.

“Lauren brings profound market knowledge and insights from her years of exceptional leadership in China, and I look forward to her leading UPS Hong Kong and Macau into the next phase of growth.”

Zhao most recently served as VP of freight forwarding for UPS China. Under her leadership, UPS launched its multimodal China-to-Europe rail solution in 2014 to help businesses combine air, rail, ocean and ground transportation to balance cost and speed, and facilitate trade across borders and regions.

“With the growth of e-commerce, UPS’s capabilities as a logistics integrator allow us to help businesses in retail overcome international trade challenges and grow profitably. Our strong global transportation network, industry intelligence and collaborative partnerships with our customers will continue to set us apart from the competition, and I look forward to enhancing our operations in Hong Kong and Macau to capitalise on rising demand in the online retail industry,” said Zhao.

Zhao began her career with UPS in 1993 as an ocean freight customer representative in Tianjin. Over the years, she assumed various roles including branch manager of UPS’s supply chain solutions operations in China, supply chain solutions area manager in North and East China and was appointed as freight forwarding operations manager for China in 2013. In 2008, Zhao led a team of logistics specialists to implement the Beijing Olympics’ logistics distribution center and manage its daily operations.

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