Thomas Kipp is new Aramex COO
Long-serving DHL executive Thomas Kipp has joined Middle East logistics group Aramex as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
As part of the senior leadership team, he will be responsible for overseeing Aramex’s global operations, business development, improving operational efficiencies, and championing crucial process improvements, in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy.
The German national brings over 25 years of experience in Logistics, e-Commerce and Management Consulting in Europe, Asia and North America, Aramex noted.
He joins the company after spending nearly 15 years with Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), where most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President for Corporate Incubations and led the development of new business models outside the company’s core business.
Prior to this role, Kipp was the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Post, e-Commerce and Parcel (PeP), where he managed strategic projects, developed and implemented technology-based process improvements and managed the brand. In addition, he also held CEO positions across the company’s e-Commerce and Global Mail divisions.
Prior to that, he held senior leadership roles in global organizations, including Monitor Deloitte and BMW Group.
Bashar Obeid, Chief Executive Officer of Aramex, said: “I am pleased to welcome Thomas to our leadership team. I strongly believe that his wealth of experience and proven track record of entrepreneurial leadership, commercial acumen, and unparalleled client management will be instrumental in successfully executing our strategic vision. Thomas complements our strong people and performance-driven culture and will build on our continued success, driving Aramex’s position as a leading industry player in its core markets.”
Aramex pointed out that over the course of this year it has experienced a surge in e-commerce activities resulting from increased online shopping during COVID-19 related lockdowns.
In response to the robust demand, the company has ramped up on the ground operations through increased recruitment, as well as investments in expanding its fleet, warehousing facilities, and related infrastructure. Aramex also continues to capitalize on its innovative crowd sourcing solution, Aramex Fleet, and digitally enabled solutions including Aramex Spot as part of the Company’s commitment to strengthen its last mile capabilities.