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A firm believer in great IT

STEVE Walker, chief information officer, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, was born in Manchester in the UK and moved to Singapore in 2012 to take up his current role. He joined third party logistics provider Exel in 1999, in a global systems strategy role and went on to hold a number of senior IT roles across the business. Following the acquisition of Exel by Deutche Post DHL in 2005, Mr Walker was appointed supply chain solutions director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), for DHL Supply Chain, and two years later was promoted to vice-president, global logistics solutions, responsible for driving strategic solutions globally.

In his current role, Mr Walker is focused on quality, innovation and adding value for customers and the business. In DHL Supply Chain, IT is customer facing and he firmly believes that without great IT, DHL cannot provide world class solutions to its customers. Asia-Pacific is seen as the powerhouse for growth in DHL and as such, delivering great IT is a cornerstone for success in providing customers with service excellence.

Mr Walker holds a master of science degree in logistics and transportation from Cranfield University, UK, for whom he subsequently became an external examiner and provided regular lectures on global supply chain outsourcing from 2000 until his move to Singapore. He also has a diploma in management studies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation.

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