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DHL Express names Dennis Tan as Chief Financial Officer in Asia Pacific

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SINGAPORE, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has appointed Dennis Tan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for DHL Express, Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Tan is responsible for the full spectrum of the DHL Express finance function in Asia Pacific, including financial planning, controlling, and internal control. He is also a member of both the DHL Express Asia Pacific Management Board and Finance Executive Committee. In 2012, DHL Express Asia Pacific generated approximately EUR4.3 billion in revenue.

Dennis Tan, Chief Financial Officer, DHL Express, Asia Pacific
Mr. Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “Asia Pacific, which already accounts for almost 20 per cent of DHL’s revenues today and is expected to contribute around one-third to the DHL top-line by 2017, is an extremely important region for DHL financially. Under Dennis’ leadership, we are confident that the region will benefit immensely from his significant experience in corporate financial reporting, cost management and corporate governance that will play a crucial role in achieving our financial goals.”

Prior to his current position, Mr. Tan spent five years in the company’s Global headquarters in Bonn, taking up two roles within the Express business, first as the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Express Controlling, followed by Senior Vice President of Controlling Programs and Costing. During his time there, he helped to establish the Global Controlling function and further improved alignment within the finance framework. He was responsible for the areas of financial reporting and planning, costing and transfer pricing, IT controlling as well as commercial controlling. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the development and creation of the cross-functional Business Intelligence Competency Center, a global team established to centralize all Business Intelligence applications in DHL.

Mr. Tan joined DHL in 1997 as a Regional Finance Manager (Management Information) for Southeast Asia and has since held various other finance positions within the organization. In January 2006, he was the Chief Financial Officer of DHL Express Singapore where he provided financial and business advice that supported strategic decisions and drove financial planning and cost savings. He led a team of 100, directing financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, budgeting, administrative and property functions.

“I am delighted to be back in Asia and building on the success of my predecessors. The financial reporting market has changed significantly over the years and for an organization of DHL’s size and complexity, it is even more important to ensure that we are aligned with our financial goals. I certainly look forward to accelerating DHL’s financial infrastructure with a dedicated team,” said Mr. Tan.

Mr. Tan will report to Mr. Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific, and Ms. Melanie Kreis, Global Chief Financial Officer, Express, Deutsche Post DHL.

Mr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honors) and holds an MBA (Distinction) from Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He is also a Fellow Certified Public Accountant Singapore (FCPA) of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics Company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion Euros in 2012.

Written by asiafreshnews

April 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

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