DB Schenker names new regional CEO

Chief Executive Officer DB Schenker Asia Pacific, Vishal Sharma.

DB Schenker has appointed Vishal Sharma as the new CEO for the Region Asia Pacific.

Sharma brings more than 30 years of experience in the logistics sector and has been serving as CEO for DB Schenker’s Cluster Greater China since 2021.

He joined DB Schenker in 2018 as the CEO of the Cluster Indian Subcontinent. He assumed his new role on February 1, 2024.

“Vishal’s experience, combined with his extensive industry knowledge, positions him well to lead our team in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jochen Thewes, Global CEO of DB Schenker.

“In his previous executive roles at DB Schenker, he has proven his forwarding expertise and his customer dedication. I am confident that his leadership will contribute to the continued success of DB Schenker.”

Before joining DB Schenker, Sharma has held various executive leadership positions in several forwarding companies in the US, Singapore, India, and Denmark.

He holds an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Master of Management Studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Vishal Sharma takes over responsibilities from Dr Niklas Wilmking who has been appointed DB Schenker’s Board Member for Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

In December, the DB Group issued an official announcement laying out an open and non-discriminatory process for the sale of the shares.

The condition for a sale is that it must have apparent economic advantages for parent Deutsche Bahn in all respects.

Accordingly, DB Group will retain all proceeds from a sale, a large part of which will be used to reduce debt.

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