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Charles Brewer is the CEO and founder of Click and Connect, a boutique consulting firm with more than 100 consultants.
Click and Connect helps companies address the exciting, but very challenging environment we operate in today. With accelerated e-commerce growth, rapidly changing consumer demands, disruptors at every turn and continued shifting business economics, we help companies to drive profitable growth whilst addressing these market shifts.
Most recently Charles was the global CEO of DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, which he joined in 1984. In his role, he led a global team responsible for developing solutions for the e-commerce sector, responsible for more than 30,000 employees and customers on all continents.
Charles is a proven global expert in end to end supply chains, international shipping and e-commerce with over 35 years of industry experience, covering multiple disciplines and experience across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa.
Prior to joining DHL eCommerce, Charles was the Chief Executive Officer for DHL Express, Sub-Saharan Africa where he was responsible for the successful business and operations of 54 countries and territories, encompassing more than 50,000 customers, 4,000 employees, 250 facilities, 5 regional hubs and 12 dedicated DHL aircraft.
Charles started his career at DHL in the UK, before moving to the DHL Express Asia Pacific region where he was appointed Country Manager for Philippines and subsequently Country Manager for Malaysia. After Asia Pacific, Charles spent 5 years in the Americas region, where he first led the domestic air business, then the Commercial organization and later was the General Manager for the North East region.
Charles was born in the UK. After completing school at Lord Wandsworth College, he went on to Cranfield and Reading University and has also completed executive programs at Henley Management College.
Charles is an advisor to Grab, sits on the Board of a number of start-ups and technology ventures, and is a fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.