An industry veteran, Parkes has over 35 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry. With a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region, he has held operational leadership positions in major logistics businesses, specialising in multi-country business development and management, M&A and global account management. Prior to joining Kerry Logistics, he was the Executive Director – Head of Hong Kong/Taiwan and Global Business Development of LF Logistics.
Commenting on Parkes’s appointment, William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said, “We are delighted to have John on board to lead our IL division, which forms a major part of our business. John’s in-depth knowledge and on-the-ground experience in the logistics industry and global supply chains make him an excellent captain to steer our course in these challenging times of accelerated supply chain shifts. With his insights and expertise, we can make great strides in our global IL business.”
Parkes said, “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead such an effective and multifaceted team to build on existing relationships and explore new horizons. As the logistics industry undergoes rapid change in the face of new demands and technological advances, I look forward to giving my best to reinforce Kerry Logistics’ position and grow its business through formulating sustainable strategies and devising innovative solutions that cater to our customers’ needs and accommodate emerging trends.”
About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)
Kerry Logistics is an Asia-based, global 3PL with the strongest network in Asia. Its core competency is providing highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs, and improve response time to market. Kerry Logistics has a network covering 53 countries and territories, and is managing 70 million sq ft of land and logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2017-2018.
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