MAJOR logistics provider DHL has appointed Lau Tian Chen as the new head of its Asia Pacific Innovation Centre (APIC) in Singapore.
The APIC is the first dedicated centre for innovative logistics services in Asia Pacific and one of four DHL innovation centres globally.
"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 per cent of their revenues from digital products and services," said Matthias Heutger, global head of innovation and commercial development at DHL.
"Digitalisation is key to the future success of businesses. We strive to propagate new technological solutions through our innovation centres 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, Mr Lau has proven to be a high-performing and adaptable leader.
"It is an exciting time to deep dive into emerging logistics trends and engage industry partners to advance innovation in the region. We aim to simply tech buzz words like IoT, digital twin, big data, and blockchain and utilize it to develop commercially viable solutions that can help businesses solve real problems and to impact lives of their customers," said Mr Lau, vice president, head of DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Centre.