News: DB Schenker appoints Vishal Sharma as new CEO for Asia Pacific


DB Schenker appoints Vishal Sharma as new CEO for Asia Pacific

Vishal has assumed responsibilities from Dr. Niklas Wilmking, who succeeded Hessel Verhage following his departure from the company after five years of service.
DB Schenker appoints Vishal Sharma as new CEO for Asia Pacific

DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics provider, has announced the appointment of Vishal Sharma as the new CEO for the Asia Pacific region, with immediate effect.

In his elevated role, Vishal brings over three decades of leadership experience in the supply chain and logistics solutions industry. He has assumed responsibilities from Dr Niklas Wilmking, who has transitioned to the role of Global Board of Management for Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management, following Hessel Verhage's departure after five years in the position.

Before his appointment, Vishal served as the CEO for the Greater China Cluster for the last three years. He joined the group in 2018 as the CEO of India and the Indian subcontinent. His core competencies include business strategy, transportation, logistics, private equity, and international logistics.

In his previous roles, Vishal worked with Damco as the CEO of India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; Gateway Rail Freight Ltd as the CEO; ColdStar Logistics as the Director, and Tuscan Ventures as the MD and CEO. He also served Maersk for over four years in several leadership roles, including Vice President and Business Head for India operations, Director of the Group Strategy Office in Denmark, and Managing Director of Vietnam operations.

On the academic front, Vishal holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, an MMS degree from SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and an MBA degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Welcoming Vishal in his new role, Jochen Thewes, Global CEO of DB Schenker, said, “Vishal's experience, combined with his extensive industry knowledge, positions him well to lead our team in the Asia Pacific region. In his previous executive roles at DB Schenker, he has proven his forwarding expertise and customer dedication. I am confident that his leadership will contribute to the continued success of DB Schenker.”

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