Name: Mark Slade
Job title: Managing Director, Hong Kong & Macau
Company: DHL Global Forwarding (HK) Ltd.
Industry: Logistics & Transportation
AmCham member since: January 2017
How long have you been in Hong Kong and what do you like most about life here?
I have been here since the beginning of the year. Actually this is my second time around as I lived in Hong Kong from 1996 until 2000. I also spent two summers here when I was a university student, teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), in 1994 and 1995.
Favourite weekend getaway?
Macau! The cultural bits and the food – not the gambling.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
That I’m not American – I sound just like one - but I come from Canada.
If I wasn’t a business leader, I would be…
A business follower?
What was your first ever job?
Right here in Hong Kong, working in a freight forwarding company in Jordan, Kowloon.
Favourite piece of advice (work-related or otherwise)?
Don’t take any wooden nickels.
Outside the office, where can we find you / what can we find you doing?
Chilling out at home with my wife and kids or jogging on Bowen Road.
Name something on your bucket list.
I don’t have a bucket list, sorry!
Which AmCham event are we likely to find you at next?
Something related to my industry – logistics and transportation.