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Aged 56, has been the Executive Director of the Company with executive responsibility over China since November 2013. In 2015, he took on the additional duties of developing Russia, countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Japan, and South Korea, becoming Managing Director – China & North Asia. Mr Erni first became a Director of the Company in 2011. He was also a director of Kerry TJ Logistics Company Limited (a company listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation with stock code 2608), a deemed subsidiary of the Company, from June 2010 to June 2016.
As part of his duties, Mr Erni manages a wide portfolio of warehousing companies and logistics platforms in China. He joined the Company in January 1994 and has accrued over 20 years of experience in China’s fast growing logistics industry. To entrench his involvement in the industry, Mr Erni serves as vice-chairman of several industry associations, including: the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, the Integrated Transport Federation of China Communications and Transportation Association, China Association of Warehouses and Storage, and Beijing Logistics Association.
To continually advance his professional development, Mr Erni completed several advanced management and professional study programmes focusing on strategy and leadership, including: a joint Tsinghua and University of North Carolina E-commerce & Informatization on the Logistic Industry Programme in 2015; a Harvard Business School programme in association with the School of Management at Fudan University in 2013; and management courses held by Tianjin University in 2011, Peking University in 2009, and Tsinghua University in 2008. Mr Erni obtained a Master of Business degree in Logistics Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in 2005.