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JAS Names Vice President of Airfreight, APAC

JAS appoints Patrick Senn to the position of Vice President of Airfreight, APAC

By
JAS Staff
January 18, 2023
Patrick Senn, Vice President of Airfreight, APAC.
Patrick Senn, Vice President of Airfreight, APAC.

JAS is pleased to announce that as of January 3rd, 2023, Patrick Senn has joined JAS as the VP of Airfreight for APAC based in Singapore.

Patrick brings over 20 years of industry experience with him, having started his apprenticeship in Switzerland specializing in Freight Forwarding in 1999.

After many years in Switzerland, Patrick had the opportunity to move to Hong Kong, where he worked for seven years in various managerial roles, followed by four years in Vietnam as the Head of Air Freight – South East Asia for DB Schenker. During his time in Asia, Patrick has developed a solid affinity with Asian culture and a strong network across the air freight industry.

In his new position, Patrick reports directly to Tomas Sonntag, Regional Executive Vice President, APAC and with a dotted line to Gregor Vrhunc, EVP Global Head Air Freight, as the newest member of the World Airfreight Team (WAT).

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