Global logistics company DHL Express is paving the way for leadership changes in the Asia Pacific region after announcing the retirement of a top executive.
Gary Edstein, CEO and SVP for Australia and Papua New Guinea, will cap off 36 years of service at the end of 2022. He spent two decades leading Oceania, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
"Gary has dedicated his career to DHL and he has been instrumental in positioning DHL Express as a market leader in Oceania. He has increased our market share and revenue, built the partner network and laid a solid foundation for future growth," said Ken Lee, CEO - Asia Pacific, DHL Express.
Edstein is known for his strategic leadership, having grown DHL Express as a B2C brand, the company said.
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On top of the operational and commercial success seen during Edstein's term, DHL Express Australia was also named the second-best workplace in Australia by Great Place to Work. Employee engagement levels at the company were consistently in the 90% region.
Amid Edstein's departure, Phil Corcoran, who is currently VP Commercial Australia, will take over as Managing Director, Australia and Papua New Guinea, effective 1 January 2023, working directly under Lee.
"I am excited to see Phil Corcoran taking over the mantle. I am very confident that he will continue to build on the success with the support of a very knowledgeable leadership team in the region," Lee added.
A 26-year veteran at DHL Express, Corcoran is reportedly poised to strengthen the company’s position with his in-depth market knowledge and experience.
"His customer-centric focus and advocacy for our culture of respect and results place us in a strong position going forward," Edstein said of his successor.
This year, DHL Express Australia also marks 50 years of business in the country.