DB Schenker appoints Vishal Sharma as CEO for India and sub-continent

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 May 2018

Schenker India, part of DB Schenker, the transport and logistics division of the Deutsche-based Bahn Group has appointed Vishal Sharma as its new chief executive officer (CEO), for India and the Indian sub-continent region, with effect from May 2, 2018.

Former CEO, Oliver Bohm has taken up a new role as chief commercial officer for the European region, after spending 20 years in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Sharma will succeed Bohm and report to Ditlev Blicher, chief executive officer, DB Schenker, APAC.

The new head for Schenker India, has over 17 years of experience with Maersk, and has held various strategic leadership roles in Europe and Asia. The company states he is well versed in the 3PL and SCM Industry, where he in particular was area CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka of a 3PL. Additionally, he also has entrepreneurial experience in start-ups and business incubation, with a strong interest in technology solutions in fields such as analytics and SaaS. 

Commenting on his new role, Vishal Sharma, said, "Schenker India is a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, and I am honoured to be part of this organisation. These are exciting times ahead, especially in the India logistics market.  I look forward to engage with our customers across various industries and to develop solutions for enabling and transforming their supply chains across India and the rest of the world."