DB Schenker has announced the appointment of Robert Walpole to the position of CEO, Schenker, effective immediately. Robert has been with DB Schenker Logistics since January 2007, most recently in the role of Senior Vice-President, Global Logistics Development, and prior to that as leader of the Contract Logistics business in Asia-Pacific. As CEO of US, Robert will oversee both the Contract Logistics and Transportation businesses.
“Robert has a proven track record in leading teams to achieve profitable growth, and is a strong leader with the ability to create and execute a business vision,” said Philippe Gilbert, Regional CEO, DB Schenker Americas. “His expertise, deep relationships, and business understanding in the global supply chain operations of Fortune 100 companies around the world will be invaluable in this new role.”
“As in many sectors, the US is one of the most mature markets in our industry, and DB Schenker has big ambition to grow in both scale and scope of services we offer.” said Robert. “I’m greatly looking forward to the opportunity to lead the company towards achieving those objectives.”