DHL Global Forwarding, an international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Christelle Fadel, Rob Kennaugh and Fadi Bastoni to lead its business in Morocco, Bahrain and Kuwait, respectively.
“The wealth of experience that Christelle, Rob and Fadi have amassed throughout the years in the logistics industry strengthens our existing business in the respective countries, helping us to fully capitalize on key sectors,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa.
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“We have high hopes for growth within our region: The Middle East is projected to grow by 3.7 percent this year while a similar upward trend is predicted for Africa. With these three leaders taking the helm, their respective countries will benefit from their deep local and regional logistics expertise, as well as individual visions to improve business results.”
Fadel has been with DHL since 2014 and brings with her close to two decades of experience in supply chain and freight forwarding in Germany, France and Morocco.
Fadel, general manager, DHL Global Forwarding Morocco, said:
“This is an exciting time for the businesses as Morocco grows in significance as the gateway for Europe and Africa. The economic outlook for North Africa is extremely positive with a projected average growth of 5 percent for 2018 and 4.6 percent for 2019, and we are ready to take the lead in developing customized logistics solutions to further enhance trade links between Morocco and the global markets.”
A veteran of DHL, Kennaugh has been with the company for 25 years, taking on various roles across Australia, China, Oman, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Kennaugh, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Bahrain, said:
“I’m honored to be appointed to this role as it marks another career milestone for me within the DHL family. I believe my understanding of the region puts me in good stead to lead the team here in Bahrain, as we work together for greater growth.”
Bastoni first joined DHL Express Saudi Arabia in 2000 where he was, over the years, responsible for various functions including air freight as well as global customer solutions.
Fadi Bastoni, country manager, DHL Global Forwarding Kuwait, said:
“With the economy poised to see a 3.5 percent growth this year and the government pushing to maintain strong spending on transport and logistics infrastructure, Kuwait presents a tremendous opportunity for us and Kuwaiti businesses.”
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