DHL, the world's leading logistics provider, names Lau Tian Chen as the new Head of its Asia Pacific Innovation Center (APIC) in Singapore. The first dedicated center for innovative logistics services in Asia Pacific and one of four DHL innovation centers globally, APIC is a collaborative platform for customers, partners and other innovative thinkers regarding emerging logistics-related technologies, showcasing the latest innovations to reinvent supply chains.
"The world is moving at an unprecedented rate of digital transformation, with Asia Pacific at its forefront. By 2023, IDC predicts that one in three companies in Asia Pacific will generate more than 30% of their revenues from digital products and services," said Matthias Heutger, Global Head of Innovation and Commercial Development at DHL.
"Digitalization is key to the future success of businesses. We strive to propagate new technological solutions through our innovation centers and collaborate with customers, partners and thought leaders to solve complex logistics challenges and create long-term value for businesses. I believe Tian Chen's experience, commercial focus and his devotion to mentoring colleagues will be invaluable to the APIC team."
With over two decades of experience driving business growth in various business units in DHL, Lau has proven to be a high-performing and adaptable leader. His most recent role is Vice President, Head of Business Development at the DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center. Chen's career began at DHL Express Malaysia in 2002, before moving to DHL Global Forwarding as Head of Business Development in 2006, and subsequently promoted to Head of Commercial in 2008. In 2010, he was one of the Fast Growing Enterprise founding members, with his last held role as Vice President, Business Development, SEA. Thereafter, he headed up the Global Center of Excellence in Iskandar, Malaysia.
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