Andries Retief started his career with DHL Supply Chain in 2009 as a Finance Manager for the Automotive Business unit in South Africa. In 2014 he then led the Transport agenda for East Africa driving a strong performance and increased revenues. In 2016 he was appointed Managing Director DSC East Africa and moved to Poland as Head of Operations Excellence in 2017. First responsible for the quality and effectiveness of operational delivery in 5 countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia,Russia and Hungary). He was taking and supporting strategic decisions that play an essential role in the overall achievement of the cluster through focusing on standardisation, continuous improvement, innovation, digitilisation, project delivery,operational implementation and quality.Andries has a proven track record for standardization, continuous improvement, innovation, digitalization, project delivery, operational implementation and quality. Under his leadership the quality and effectiveness of operational delivery in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia and Hungary has significantly improved. He has been pivotal in the success of large CEE operational start-ups for multi-national customers in e-commerce and the consumer sector. In 2019 he was appointed as CEO DHL Supply Chain Central and Eastern Europe.
Before DSC, Andries has spent 14 years working for multi-national groups based in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya as well as Central& Eastern Europe. His roles have included the management and executive leadership of the operational, strategicand logistics businesses as well as leading the finance function.
He graduated from the University of Warwick, UK with the Master of Business Administration Degree.