[sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Oscar de Bok (left) has replaced Paul Graham as CEO of DHL Supply Chain’s Asia Pacific region. He moves from his role as CEO for DHL Supply Chain's South and South East Asia region. 

Graham (pictured below), who was in the previous role for six years, is taking up a new role as chief operating officer (COO) and CEO for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will be based in Bonn, Germany.

De Bok has worked in the logistics industry for nearly 25 years and held a number of senior leadership roles within DHL Supply Chain including senior vice president, Business Development – Asia Pacific, as well as holding managing director positions for Italy and the Nordic and Baltic Region.

"It's been a great privilege to lead the Supply Chain business in this region and with Oscar at the helm I am confident the organisation will capitalise on new opportunities to accelerate growth, continue to deliver exceptional service and further embrace a culture of continuous improvement,” said Graham. “We both believe our people make the difference and that will continue to be an area of investment and focus."

The news follows the earlier announcement that John Gilbert has moved to the role of global CEO at DHL Supply Chain, replacing Bruce Edwards who is leaving the company after 25 years. Edwards will continue as an advisor to the company until he retires on 30 September. Gilbert joined DHL in 2005 when the company took over Exel, a company he had been with since 1994.