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 wasnt 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.