Toll names 2020 Graduate of the Year

Transport and logistics company, Toll, has recognised its future leaders as part of a recent global virtual ceremony.

Singapore-based Benjamin Yeo was named Toll’s 2020 Graduate of the Year for his leadership and collaborative approach during his 12-month rotation program.

The Graduate of the Year was announced recently at a graduation ceremony marking the official completion of the program for the 2018 Toll Graduates team.

“During this unprecedented time, our leaders, graduates, rotation managers and various business partners from across Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, came together for a virtual graduation ceremony, to commemorate and congratulate our young leaders,” a Toll spokesperson said.

“Having completed their full two-year rotation program, these 26 young logisticians are now moving into roles across core operational areas of our business within our Forwarding, Express and Logistics divisions.”

Benjamin Yeo was awarded Toll Graduate of the Year for the company’s 2018 intake, with the award presented by Toll Group Managing Director, Thomas Knudsen.

“Benjamin is highly regarded by all his rotation managers, having successfully brought the various teams through the challenges; this has earned him the recognition and support from his teammates on the ground. Benjamin is always keen to learn new things and geared for a challenge,” said the spokesperson.

Recounting his experience working with Ben on a change management project was Toll Tasmania Shipping Manager Marine Assurance and Deputy DPA, Scott Cameron.

“On all accounts Ben upheld a firm position on the advantages of the change and demonstrated true leadership through competent and collaborative discussions with the workforce,” said Cameron.

Benjamin is a Singapore graduate and has since accepted a role as Operations Manager for a key account in Singapore.

At the same ceremony, a series of Toll Values awards was presented to the following graduates for their passion, achievements and alignment with Toll’s values:

  • Ray Li – Customer; Hugh Davis – Teamwork; Jarryd Minton – Progress; Philip Limantara – Accountability; Vivian Chen – Integrity.
  • The Toll Graduate Program commenced in 2017 and was extended to various parts of Asia – including Malaysia and Thailand – in 2019.

The initiative has seen 35 Toll Graduates move through the Toll divisions with the opportunity to work in other geographies across the Toll network including China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

In other news, Toll overhauled its inventory management in January 2020 to meet heightened e-commerce demand.

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