UPS China announces new president
04 / 11 / 2019
By Rachelle Harry
UPS has announced its new president of UPS China: Michelle Ho.
Ho has 26 years of experience working in the logistics industry. She previously held a role as financial controller for UPS China and most recently, president for the South Asia district of UPS Asia Pacific.
Succeeding Harld Peters, Ho will now lead UPS’s small package and business planning operations in China.
Ross McCullough, president of UPS Asia Pacific, commented: “I am certain that Ho’s extensive experience and leadership will serve UPS well as she leads more than 6,000 employees to deliver the best-in-class logistics experience for customers inside and outside of China.”
Ho added: “In the course of my journey with UPS, I have witnessed the evolution of the Chinese economy, which has evolved from a low-cost production model to one that is driven by value-added manufacturing, high-tech production, and a growing consumer-base.
“As China continues to reform and open up, significant opportunities – and challenges – will present themselves. I am excited to be able to lead UPS’s efforts in this key market, in providing Chinese businesses – big and small – with comprehensive logistics solutions that will enable them to trade more efficiently around the world.”
Ho is also member of UPS’s Women Leadership Development initiatives, in which she participates in public outreach programmes to drive empowerment for women and support their professional development.
UPS has served businesses in China for more than 30 years. This year, the company renewed its ten-year co-operation agreement for operations at the UPS International Hub in Shanghai Pudong International Airport through 2028. With a sorting capacity of up to 17,000 pieces per hour, the hub sees 44 weekly flights that connect China to more than 200 countries and territories in Europe, the Americas and Asia.