DHL Supply Chain, the world’s leading contract logistics provider and a business division under Deutsche Post DHL Group, has appointed Noel Singgih as its Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Michael Lai as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Asia Pacific.
Both Singgih and Lai are industry veterans who have proven track records in their respective areas of expertise and were instrumental in the success of many key initiatives implemented in the organization.
They take over from Steve Walker, who has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer for the division’s regional cluster which includes Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. Walker, Singgih and Lai are part of the regional management board.
“DHL Supply Chain has a strong pool of talent in Asia that makes it easy to identify from within the right fits for these roles. Noel has been with us for more than ten years now and his capabilities are evident from the digital projects that he has helped to spearhead in the region, commented Ryan. “I’m equally convinced that Michael’s experience in optimizing operations in different international markets, including Greater China, makes him the perfect choice to further enhance our standardization processes, and to derive and drive best practices.”
Prior to this appointment, Noel Singgih was most recently CIO for Global Service Logistics, E-commerce and Warehousing in DHL Supply Chain. During his tenure, he contributed decisively to the global IT strategy for e-commerce and spearheaded several digital warehouse IT solutions for key customers in the region.
Singgih joined Deutsche Post DHL Group a decade ago as Senior Director for Infrastructure and Service Management. He has held several management positions including CIO for the division’s Greater China team from 2016 before taking on the additional role of COO in 2017 to 2019. In this new role, Singgih will continue to report to Markus Voss, CIO & COO DHL Supply Chain and be based out of Singapore.