(EnergyAsia, December 19 2011, Monday) — Logistic specialist BDP International (BDP) has named Richard Strollo to the position of managing director for South Asia. BDP is a leading privately owned logistics firm, serving more than 4,000 customers globally including chemical and petrochemical companies.

Mr Strollo will lead a team of more than 600 across six countries serving some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

A logistics professional for 18 years, Mr Strollow started his career in the US, but has worked the last 15 years in Asia, holding senior positions in Taiwan, The Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea. Before his appointment, he was managing director in the Philippines with DHL.

Michael Andaloro, chief operating officer of BDP International, said:

“BDP continues to grow its presence and its customer base in South Asia. As more trade occurs between Southern Hemisphere nations, the South Asia market will take on an even greater role in BDP’s portfolio. That’s why we are pleased to have an industry and regional expert like Richard Strollo join us to head up our South Asia team.”

Mr Strollo said: “BDP has a unique culture within the transport and logistics industry. Its family-owned structure means decisions and action can be taken quickly to respond to changes in the market. It is a dynamic place to work, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”