Logistics company DHL has appointed Dennis Tan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for DHL Express, Asia Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, Tan is responsible for the full spectrum of the DHL Express finance function in Asia Pacific, including financial planning, controlling, and internal control.
He is also a member of both the DHL Express Asia Pacific Management Board and Finance Executive Committee. In 2012, DHL Express Asia Pacific generated approximately EUR4.3 billion in revenue.
Prior to his current position, Tan spent five years in the company's Global headquarters in Bonn, taking up two roles within the Express business, first as the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Express Controlling, followed by Senior Vice President of Controlling Programs and Costing. During his time there, he helped to establish the Global Controlling function and further improved alignment within the finance framework. He was responsible for the areas of financial reporting and planning, costing and transfer pricing, IT controlling as well as commercial controlling. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the development and creation of the cross-functional Business Intelligence Competency Center, a global team established to centralize all Business Intelligence applications in DHL.
Tan joined DHL in 1997 as a Regional Finance Manager (Management Information) for Southeast Asia and has since held various other finance positions within the organisation.
In January 2006, he was the CFO of DHL Express Singapore where he provided financial and business advice that supported strategic decisions and drove financial planning and cost savings. He led a team of 100, directing financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, budgeting, administrative and property functions.