March 3 - Hans Hickler has joined global logistics group Agility as new CEO for the Asia Pacific, replacing Wolfgang Hollermann who is to work in a global advisory role to Essa Al-Saleh, Agility president and CEO.

Hickler joins Agility from a US-based role as DHL CEO for global customer solutions. He will be based in Hong Kong.

"I am delighted to be joining Agility at such an exciting time in the company's development in Asia. I am also looking forward to working with Wolfgang Hollermann during the transition, over the last two decades he has presided over Agility's rise into one of the leading logistics players in the region," said Hickler.

Commenting on the appointment, Al-Saleh said: "We are excited about Hans joining us at an important time of Agility's development. He has an extensive background that has encompassed all parts of the business and has worked in the Asia Pacific region before so we are confident he is ready to take Agility to a new level." 

Agility has three business divisions, Swiss-based Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) and Agility Infrastructure. Each undertakes a range of heavy lift and project cargo operations in support of its activities.