DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has announced management changes in Asia Pacific, with Terry Ryan, current CEO of the division set to retire after more than 40 years with the group.
Stepping into his shoes is successor, Javier Bilbao, previously CEO DHL Supply Chain Latin America, wo will take the helm in the region, effective September 1. Javier started his career at the DHL Group in 2000 in the UK and has held various management positions over the years. Since 2017, he has been CEO DHL Supply Chain Latin America, and a member of the division’s global board.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge and to build on the strong foundation laid by Terry over the last seven years,” said Javier Bilbao, designated CEO DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific.
“I see many similarities between Asia Pacific and Latin America, with both regions being very diverse, in culture and in the work we do for our customers. Asia Pacific is a very exciting region, and it is a region that will lead the global economic growth this year. I am very excited to work with the team to tap into these opportunities and grow the business even more.”
DHL Supply Chain said that, under Terry Ryan’s leadership, it has achieved significant profitable business growth across almost all its markets in Asia Pacific, tripling its size over the last seven years. He has also strengthened the business in Asia Pacific through strategic deals, including the acquisitions of Total Logistics Company (TLC) and Glen Cameron Group, and the launch of transport-focused joint venture, DHL Summit Solutions, Inc in the Philippines.