Logistics Executive Search in China


The transportation and logistics industry has been driven by key challenges including achieving operational excellence, process improvements, cost minimization, fostering service innovation, and creating the right IT environment.


Increasing commoditization of services and margin pressures are creating a need to transform the business from standardized transactions to solutions-based offerings. The ability to develop a successful approach to talent management is today’s most enduring source of competitive advantage as well as a management challenge. The industry’s increasing complexity driven by consolidation, as well as evolution in terms of demand requires executives with an in-depth professional operational expertise combined with a strategic orientation.


Ginkgo Search Partners executive search consultants has a profound experience of serving transportation and logistics companies in China, including some of the largest players in the industry. Our executive search assignments range from board level through regional executive management to functional leadership positions across China.

Executive Recruitment - Transportation and Logistics

Area of expertise:

  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehousing

Executive search assignments:

  • Regional CEO Asia-Pacific
  • Managing Director China
  • Vice President and Director-level positions (e.g. Contract Logistics, Air Freight, Ocean Freight)
  • Mid- and senior-management positions (e.g. Operations, Sales, Key Account Management, Marketing)

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Managing Director Search: Logistics in China (Case Study)

Ginkgo Search Partners Transportation and Logistics Practice Group has successfully concluded an executive search project to recruit an accomplished Managing Director in China.


Our retained client figures among the global top 10 logistics service providers and is a well-known leader in global air and ocean freight, land transportation, contract logistics, and supply chain management. The company's value-added services ensure that the flow of goods continue seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized. Our client holds top positions across a wide range of industries, including technology, automotive, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, events logistics, and special transports.

Executive search approach

The target of our search was to source potential candidates from the world's largest transportation and logistics firms who have a strong footprint and history of success building up their business operations in Asian markets.


During the executive search process we were systematically mapping the talent market throughout the entire Asia Pacific region and focusing on candidates with a strong operational management background and a proven ability to drive sales in the region.

Selection process

Several candidates were interviewed by our executive search consultant and shortlisted to meet our client's regional HR Director and the CEO Asia Pacific. The successful candidate is an international logistics leader who was previously engaged in various international leadership positions for a global shipping company, covering all aspects of the business.


Prior to his assignment as Managing Director China he was leading a national organization of several hundred employees, created and implemented local business strategies in line with the global streamline strategy, and identified and hired local talent to fill key management positions. He manage the company through the global recession and managed to increase the market share in a time of tough competition.

Successful placement

Our candidate was enticed by our client’s solid reputation in the industry and the possibility to broaden his professional reach to a full range logistics service provider. He was attracted by the leadership scope and development opportunities that the position provided.


Our client's HR Director confirmed that the candidate joined an internal executive development program and was awarded one of the best performing executives within the global organization. With the success being well received by the firm’s senior management team he was promoted into a higher regional leadership position in Asia within 2 years after joining the firm.