career tracker

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am


Lawrence Lee, Asia-Pacific CIO, DHL Global Forwarding

Having worked in senior roles in various global multinational companies, Lee joins DHL Global Forwarding from Wal-Mart Global Sourcing, where he led the business processes and systems group. An information technology (IT) leader with regional and cross-sector IT experience, Lee will report to global DHL Global Forwarding Freight chief information officer (CIO) Sylvia Steinmann, with a dotted line to Kelvin Leung, CEO for Asia-Pacific.

Tim Martin, Asia-Pacific head of marketing and sales, DHL Global Forwarding

The appointment marks a return to Asia for Martin, a 20-year logistics veteran who was VP for sales strategy and development for DHL Express in Bonn over the past four years. Martin, who joined DHL in 2003, had worked in India, the Philippines and Malaysia with DHL Express. Based in Singapore, he will look after sales in 18 countries in the region, including the development of multinational customers, industries, marketing communications and tender management.

Philippe Schaus, chairman and CEO, DFS Group

The board of directors of Hong Kong-based DFS Group has elected Schaus as chief executive officer effective August 1, 2012. Schaus succeeds Edward J Brennan, who is retiring as CEO after 13 years in that position. Schaus will also succeed Brennan as chairman by year's end.

'[Schaus] is the right person to assure that the success of DFS continues well into the future. He will further develop the DFS brand so that the experience we offer our customers remains at the forefront of luxury travel shopping,' says Antonio Belloni, a non-executive DFS group director and the group MD of LVMH.

Raised in Luxembourg, Schaus began his career in 1987 at JPMorgan before joining The Boston Consulting Group in 1990. Schaus joined DFS in July 2011 as group president of merchandising and marketing.

Joseph Sampermans, GM - The Peninsula Beijing, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH)

Sampermans will assume his new role on October 15, 2012. 'We are very pleased that [he] is taking on this position, eight years after joining HSH as director of food and beverage at The Peninsula Bangkok,' says HSH CEO Clement KM Kwok. Sampermans joined the Company in 2004 as director of food and beverage at The Peninsula Bangkok. Sampermans, 42, is a Dutch national and a graduate of the Limburg Zuyd in The Netherlands with a bachelor degree in Finance.