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Rachelle Woodsford

Entrepreneur • Advisor Singapore, SG

Vice President, Business Development, Asia Pacific, DHL.

Vice President, Business Development, Asia Pacific, DHL.

14 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Operations
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In


Vice President, Business Development, Asia Pacific DHL July 2013 - present
Vice President Business Development South Asia Pacific DHL Global Forwarding May 2010 - December 2011
Movement Control Officer United Nations January 2005 - September 2005
Supply Chain Consultant DHL Express February 2004 - January 2005
Logistics Consultant Australia Post - Post Logistics January 2003 - January 2004
Logistics Manager Just Jeans Group Australia February 2002 - January 2003
Managing Director Gateway Logistics January 2000 - January 2002
Business Development Manager/Route Development Manager Sacndinavia DHL August 1994 - January 2000
Accounts Supervisor DHL Supply Chain March 1994 - August 1994
Accounts Clerk/Credit Controller/Costing Clerk BAX Global March 1989 - March 1994


RMIT University Transport and Logistics 2000 - 2004
Teach International Teacher of English as a Seond Language 2003 - 2003
Kangan Institute Accountancy 1992 - 1995
Gladstone Park High school Completed Victoria Certificate of Education 1983 - 1988

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Recruiting
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Development • Supply chain management • General management • Warehousing

Key Accomplishments

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Dirk S. van Doorn
We worked together  •  Board Member, Supply Chain and Logistics Group (S.C.L.G.).
Rachelle will be open, honest and direct with her feedback. She has great international insight, well networked and thinks outside the box. ... She is very approachable and a great contributor.
Tim Martin
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding.
Having worked with Rachelle for 4 years she has 3 key attributes that make her valuable advisor. She shows innovation when a challenge requ ... ires a fresh approach, she executes with excellence and finally she leads with integrity.
Jodi Parry
Senior Business Specialist, Telstra.
Rachelle is exceptionally talented, successful, driven and passionate about her career. As a corporate and global entrepreneur, Rachelle's c ... onstant drive for customer excellence is inspirational. Her numerous media accolades across several high profile magazines, proves she is one of the top Senior VP's in her field and highly sort after in her key to success.

Anand Ramaswamy
We worked together  •  Head of Life Science & Chemicals Sector - Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding.
Rachelle has two decades of experience in the logistics arena. Her leadership skills are diverse. She was our first Regional Sales Head of S ... ub Saharan Africa - where she started Sales and Marketing from scratch. She was also the VP for business development in Asia Pacific - where she successfully lead the business development of DHL Global Forwarding's Major accounts. She is a tough and fair leader. Very focused and result oriented. She is also a great coach and guide. Her customer relations is excellent . In exteremly tough situations she has provided very satisfactory solutions. Her employee engagement skills are excellent. She makes an effort to understand her team well and relishes the role of a coach. She leads from the front and is a very dynamic and leader.
Patrick Sutton
Key Account Manager, DHL GF.
Having worked with Rachelle for a number of years I know her qualities that make her a good business entrepreneur and these are as follows. ... Rachelle works by a very strict code of conduct and morals, she always finds ways of doing things smarter and thinks outside the box. She is enormously passionate about her business and her employees. Rachelle enjoys the up skilling of her staff to ensure that she has the best team. Rachelle is also passionate about her customers, as, without them we have no revenue stream. The lady has a huge amount of knowledge and has travelled and attended courses all over the world, she projects an extremely good business image and is not afraid to negotiate with anyone. Rachelle will always deep dive into a project to ensure that she always has a competitive advantage and will bring value adds in as well. Rachelle is an astute business woman and enjoys everything that she does In a nutshell people have hobbies which they enjoy tremendously, business is Rachelle’s hobby and when you enjoy something, as the saying goes, you never have to work a day in your life
wendy-lee weir
We worked together  •  Regional Account Director, DHL Global Forwarding (Hong Kong) Limited.
Rachelle has been in the industry for over 20 years. She has been a top executive with the highest results globally. Rachelle is able to ra ... lly both people and resources to get the best results.
Edwin Pinto
We worked together  •  Country Sales Manager, DHL Global Forwarding (Thailand) Limited.
She has great experience in leading large multicultural teams which managed some of our companies largest customers. With her years of vari ... ed experience in managing large and complex customer relationships, I think she will make a great advisor.
Peder Jensen
We worked together  •  VP Ocean Freight, Sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Africa.
Rachelle is a very experienced and dynamic person. She is a great coach and a is good support to all of her subordinates
Belinda Jones
We worked together  •  Corporate Account Manager, CEVA (EGL).
Rachelle is a leader of integrity and professionalism, always driving results by putting the customer first. Rachelle has built a successful ... career and is well respected by her colleagues and peers. Rachelle is tenacious and always gets the job done.
Steve Daniel
They're my friends  •  SVP, DHL Supply Chain.
Not met anybody more disciplined and driven to succeed. Rachelle works her socks off.
Jason Stevens
We worked together  •  Global Vice President Centre and Excellence and Vice President Malaysia Supply Chain, DKSH.
Rachelle is a top performing Executive who is a pure professional and always focuses on the facts as well as the results
Thomas Aker - MBA
We worked together  •  General Manager - Marketing and Sales, IP Mobility Sdn. Bhd..
Rachelle is extremely helpful , good with poeple and knowledgeable , se is always there to support and come with contructive advice that i ... s easy to understand and is actionable .
Nisa Ebrahim
We worked together  •  Sales, Customer Services, Quality, Compliance, Risk Management, DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING.
She would be an excellent advisor. Her "can do attitude", up to date knowledge and attention to detail are her strong points that continues ... to ensure her successes in all that she embarks upon

Anand Ramaswamy
Head of Life Science & Chemicals Sector - Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding.
Anand is one of the most professional, hard working, knowledgeable professionals i have worked with in my career. His determination and pass ... ion for his customers, his team and driving results is truly inspirational. Anand is very knowledgeable across many business disciplines including but not limited to turn around plans for poor performing businesses, developing a strategy for driving new pieces of business and development of people. A very loyal and dedicated professional.

Dirk S. van Doorn
We worked together  •  Board Member, Supply Chain and Logistics Group (S.C.L.G.).
Dirk is an experienced results orientated leader who has earned a respected reputation amongst customers, peers and management. Dirk is an e ... xcellent communicator and follows projects through to the end. He is a leader who leads by example with empathy and enthusiasm. Dirk is a strategic thinker and will always find a solution that is a win/win. I would highly recommend Dirk for any advisory or senior leadership positions. One of the most professional people i have worked with in my career.

Patrick Sutton
We worked together  •  Key Account Manager, DHL GF.
Patrick has a passion for customers and customer service, strong account management skills coupled with a solid business acumen and sound op ... erational experience. He has the ability to identify issues and develop plans to turn around performance. Patrick was well respected by all his customers and team members he worked with.

Vernon Rabbetts
We worked together  •  SPM Area Chief Commercial Officer, Damco.
Vernon is a leader with exceptional skills in data analytics that can then be used to define clear commercial goals and strategic direction ... for the organisation whether it be sales, operations or any other part of the business. Vernon's ability to get into the detail with his hands on management is by far his greatest asset.