Monday, October 4, 2010

Agility Announcement

Agility Announces Senior Appointment in North Asia

SEOUL, South Korea - October 04, 2010 - Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has appointed Steve Whittingham as managing director for Korea and Japan as the company strengthens its management team in these important growing markets.

Whittingham comes to Agility with a strong track record in sales, forwarding and general management across Africa, South East Asia and Australia. During his 20-year career he has held senior management and managing director positions with UTI in South Africa/ Zimbabwe, managing director positions with BAX Global in Thailand and Malaysia and was the director and general manager of a retail distribution company in Australia.

Commenting on the appointment, Mick Turnbull, CEO, Australasia and North Asia said, “We are delighted that Steve has joined Agility to lead our business in Korea and Japan where we have a well established client base and many growth opportunities.”

“I am looking forward to the challenge of working in Korea and Japan as Agility expands its presence in the North Asia region,” said Whittingham.

Whittingham will be based in Agility’s Seoul office.

About Agility: Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with close to $6 billion in annual revenue and 32,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.

Agility’s commercial division, Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), is headquartered in Switzerland and provides supply chain solutions to customers in technology, retail, chemicals, and other industries. Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) offers logistics services to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide. Agility Infrastructure group companies primarily focus on opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing infrastructure support in the areas of industrial real estate, customs optimization, and airline services. For more information about Agility, visit