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DHL operations specialist returns to helm Asia Pacific and beyond

* Chris Bresnahan appointed head of Network Operations, DHL Express Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
* Timely move as region gears up for renewed growth momentum

Singapore, 1 March 2011: DHL, the world’s leading express company, has promoted Chris Bresnahan into the critical role of operations head for its fast-expanding Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (AP/EEMEA) region. He will be based in Singapore.

Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Express, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Chris’ strong and in-depth knowledge of and experience in network operations will bring great value to our business in the region as well as corporately as he has also been appointed to the board. As head of Network Operations, Chris oversees our aviation network spanning 131 countries, six regional hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Muharraq[1], Lagos[2] and Dubai and 154 gateways, ensuring shipments are delivered on time to the best of our capabilities in what is DHL’s fastest growing region.”

Mr Bresnahan joins DHL’s AP/EEMEA management team from Leipzig in Germany where he was Managing Director of Hubs & Gateways of DHL Express Europe. His career at DHL spans almost 20 years and several continents, having started his career in1992 in Air Operations at DHL Express Australia. He has wide experience in Asia Pacific having also been Vice President, Hubs & Network Control Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, and General Manager for DHL Express' Hong Kong Hub – the central hub for Asia that serves as both a regional and global hub and is an important logistics gateway to China – before moving to Europe in 2007.

Taking up his new role on 1 February, Mr Bresnahan said: “It’s an exciting time to return to the region as DHL continues to invest in developing state-of-the-art facilities in the region such as the ongoing development of our North Asia Hub in Pudong due to open next year, and new gateways in Oman and Casablanca underway.

With significant infrastructural assets in the region, DHL’s continued investment in operations provides the backbone DHL Express needs to ensure our service excellence, taking advantage of the continued growth of intra-regional trade to extend our market-leading position across the rapidly emerging markets Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

Mr Bresnahan reports to Roger Crook, CEO of DHL Express for Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

[1] Bahrain

[2] Nigeria
59 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2AQ
Telephone: +44 (0)161 408 0542
Fax: +44 (0)870 432 1732

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