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DHL Express appoints new General Manager for Qatar

Singapore, 17 February 2010: DHL, the world’s leading express company, has appointed Daniel Kearvell as the new General Manager of DHL Express Qatar. In his new role, Kearvell will oversee the strategic development of DHL Express’ operations in Qatar, a key performing market for DHL in the Middle East region, while building on the company’s existing focus on delivering customer service excellence.

DHL Express Qatar celebrates 30 years in operation in 2010. Recently, several investments have been made to reinforce its market leading position in the Express and Logistics industry in the country. Currently, DHL Express Qatar operates four offices in Doha equipped with market leading facilities. The company’s capabilities are reinforced by business operations which have achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management.

Daniel Kearvell, General Manager, DHL Express Qatar said, "The Gulf countries have been a driver of growth in recent years for DHL Express Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, with Qatar at the forefront due to the excellent connectivity to our extensive global network. While we recognize that the current economic environment has its challenges, there are still plenty of growth opportunities for businesses in Qatar.”

"I am delighted that we are bringing in Daniel’s management skills and experiences to further develop our business in Qatar,” said Garry Kemp, Managing Director, DHL Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. “Daniel’s commercial experience and comprehensive global knowledge of the logistics market will undoubtedly be an asset in supporting our Qatar customers to adapt their supply chains to the changing environment and to capitalize on growth in the economy."

Kearvell has broad experience in the global express and logistics industry in the Emerging Markets region, having worked in general management positions in London, Russia, Brussels and Dubai. He brings to the role a comprehensive understanding of leadership, commercial and operational strategies, and a strong track record of management success.

Prior to his current appointment, he worked in a management position in DHL Emerging Markets Finance Department, based in Brussels and Dubai respectively. Kearvell spent seven years in Russia, living in both Moscow and St Petersburg, where he was leading the business in the position of Area Manager for West Russia. In this position, Kearvell drove business performance to achieve 40% growth in 3 consecutive years, while overseeing DHL St Petersburg’s relocation to a state-of-the-art terminal in the city. Prior to joining DHL, Kearvell was in employment with the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, in their London, Moscow and St Petersburg offices. He founded the Chamber’s St Petersburg office in 2004, subsequently ensuring its position as the leading Chamber of Commerce in West Russia.
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