Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) has appointed John Parkes as its Managing Director – Integrated Logistics, with effect immediately. Based in Hong Kong, Parkes will oversee the overall management of Kerry Logistics’ global integrated logistics (‘IL’) business.
An industry veteran, Parkes has over 35 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry. With a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region, he has held operational leadership positions in major logistics businesses, specialising in multi-country business development and management, M&A and global account management. Prior to joining Kerry Logistics, he was the Executive Director – Head of Hong Kong/Taiwan and Global Business Development of LF Logistics.
Commenting on Parkes’s appointment, William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said, “We are delighted to have John on board to lead our IL division, which forms a major part of our business. John’s in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground experience in the logistics industry and global supply chains make him an excellent captain to steer our course in these challenging times of accelerated supply chain shifts. With his insights and expertise, we can make great strides in our global IL business.”
Parkes said, “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead such an effective and multifaceted team to build on existing relationships and explore new horizons. As the logistics industry undergoes rapid change in the face of new demands and technological advances, I look forward to giving my best to reinforce Kerry Logistics’ position and grow its business through formulating sustainable strategies and devising innovative solutions that cater to our customers’ needs and accommodate emerging trends.”