UPS APPOINTS HARRISON PARK AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF UPS KOREA
Seoul, March 15, 2018 – UPS announced today the appointment of Harrison Park as managing director of UPS Korea, succeeding JK Rha, who retires after 28 years of service.
With 22 years of experience in the company, Park will lead a team of more than 500 employees in one of Asia’s biggest economies, with one of the world’s busiest transport hubs – Incheon Airport. He takes responsibility for all express delivery and logistics operations of UPS Korea in this new role. He will report to K.K. Leung, President of North Asia District, UPS Asia Pacific.
“We have a strong commitment to customers in Korea, and will continue to search for growth opportunities to expand our services and strengthen connectivity to global trade for Korean businesses,” said Leung.
“The appointment of Harrison as the new managing director of UPS Korea is not only a testament to UPS’s leadership development program, but also reflects the importance of the Korean market for UPS. Harrison’s rich experiences gained throughout his career will accelerate continuous improvements for business in Korea.”
Park has held a diverse range of positions in UPS. He started out as Country Operations Team Lead in 1996, was named Country Brokerage Manager in 2003, and represented UPS in the Conference of Asia Pacific Express Carriers (CAPEC) in Korea where he and representatives of other logistics companies worked with Korean Customs to successfully lobby for improved import and export conditions.
In 2006, Park was an Industrial Engineering Manager, and developed new UPS services, such as the Post-Payment System, which offers customers more flexible payment options for import duties, as well as the UPS Operating System, which allows for more precise management and greater visibility over the company’s operations in Korea.
Park led the Human Resources team in 2011, where he introduced retirement plans to further improve employee benefits. He was also a training facilitator of UPS’s Manager Leadership Program, where he played a crucial role in developing some of UPS Korea’s high potential business leaders.
Prior to his current appointment, Park was the Country Gateway Manager until late 2017, when he took on a special assignment at UPS’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, applying his HR experience to develop a new training program for UPS’s C-suite executives across the region.
Park holds a Bachelor’s degree from Joongbu University in Chungcheongnam-do.
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