DB Schenker has named Dr Niklas Wilmking as its chief executive for Asia Pacific, effective 1 January 2021.
Dr Wilmking was executive vice president for global airfreight at the company’s head office, where he was responsible for the global airfreight network, flight operations, procurement, revenue management, operational excellence and digitalisation.
He joined the logistics provider in 2002 and held various operational and corporate leadership positions in Europe and Asia, leading corporate strategic transformation projects and managing comprehensive P&L portfolios. He was also CEO of Schenker in Vietnam, as well as another Schenker subsidiary, Star Global, in Hong Kong.
Notably, Dr Wilmking led the freight and logistics project for the Beijing Olympics, as well as the M&A integration of Bax Global and Schenker.
He returns to Asia Pacific’s regional head office in Singapore to lead its over 15,000 strong workforce across 20 countries. Prior to joining Schenker, Dr Wilmking spent seven years in operational positions at Lufthansa.