Corporate Responsibility

DKSH names Sam Oh as new Chief Information Officer

DKSH today announced that Sam Oh has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). In his new role, he will be responsible for the Group-wide IT strategy, driving operational excellence through innovative IT solutions and accelerating DKSH’s digital transformation. Reporting to the Group’s CFO, Bernhard Schmitt, Sam Oh will join DKSH in February 2021 and be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He will oversee DKSH’s Corporate Shared Service Center (CSSC), which comprises the global IT hub and Business Process Operations with around 400 employees.


Sam Oh is an American citizen and a seasoned Chief Information Officer with 30-years of work experience, of which he has spent 13 years in Asia. He has a track record in IT infrastructure and digital transformation in the retail and technology industries. Sam Oh has held leading IT positions at Fujitsu in the United States, at Tesco in Thailand and in the United States as well as at Dairy Farm in Hong Kong. He supervised large IT budgets and headed teams of up to 750 employees. Currently, he is Senior Vice President and Head of Global IT at GLP in Hong Kong, a leading investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate and related technologies.


Sam Oh follows Michael Hutab, Chief Informatioin Officer since 2016, who decided to pursue his career outside of DKSH.


DKSH CEO Stefan P. Butz said: “I would like to thank Michael for his contributions in the past four and a half years. We wish him all the best for the new chapter in his life. At the same time, I am very pleased to welcome Sam as our new Chief Information Officer. His broad experience will help us accelerate our digital transformation.”