DB Schenker appoints Kinjal Pande as India CEO
Pande to take over from interim CEO Vivek Chopra who remains in charge of air freight for India and Indian subcontinent
DB Schenker, the global logistics service provider owned by Deutsche Bahn Group, has appointed Kinjal Pande as the new CEO for India and the Indian subcontinent, effective immediately.
Kinjal will succeed interim CEO Vivek Chopra who stepped in for Vishal Sharma since his move to a new role in China.
Pande brings wide experience from other leading global forwarders in the logistics industry, an official statement said.
"We are delighted to have a leader of Kinjal's calibre take up the CEO position for DB Schenker in India," says Asia-Pacific CEO Dr. Niklas Wilmking. "India is one of the key growth markets in the region and I am confident that Kinjal, who comes with a wealth of experience spanning various functions in the logistics industry, will be a great addition to the team.
"I would also like to thank Vishal Sharma for the fantastic work in establishing the brand DB Schenker in India and Vivek for stepping in as interim CEO during this time."
Pande added: "DB Schenker is one of the leading organisations in the logistics industry in India and globally, and I am honoured to be part of this company and aim to strengthen our position in the market further."
The appointment is part of a recent leadership reorganisation to help DB Schenker strengthen its position in the Asia-Pacific region.
Schenker India Pvt. Ltd. has 30 office locations and more than 49 warehouses covering more than 3.9 million sq. ft. of warehousing space.