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DHL appoints Najeeb-ur Rahman as Country Manager for DHL Global Forwarding Sri Lanka

Singapore, 6 May 2010: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced the appointment of Najeeb-ur Rahman as Country Manager of its DHL Global Forwarding operations in Sri Lanka.

The appointment follows DHL’s announcement last year to invest US$8 million in Sri Lanka and its joint venture (JV) agreement with Capitol AEI Pvt. Ltd, its longstanding partner to form DHL Global Forwarding Lanka.

Prior to his appointment, Najeeb was the CEO of Capitol AEI. With 25 years experience in the logistics industry, Najeeb brings with him extensive experience and knowledge in operations management, business development & strategic focus.

Amadou Diallo, DHL Global Forwarding CEO for South Asia Pacific said of the appointment, “Sri Lanka is an important hub for DHL in view of its strategic position along the major air and sea routes between Europe and the Far East. Najeeb’s expertise will help steer the team in Sri Lanka to greater success, capitalizing on the increasing trade flows between South Asia and Europe."

Thomas Tieber, CEO, South Asia for DHL Global Forwarding said,”DHL is committed to Sri Lanka and fully supports the country’s efforts to establish itself as the sourcing and distribution gateway for the South Asia region. Najeeb’s extensive market knowledge and logistics expertise will be invaluable in guiding DHL Global Forwarding Sri Lanka into its next phase of growth.”

Said Najeeb-ur Rahman on his appointment, "I am excited by the opportunity to lead DHL Global Forwarding in Sri Lanka and help facilitate the development of Sri Lanka as a regional logistics hub in South Asia. My team of dedicated professionals seeks to meet and exceed our customer expectations and be our customer’s First Choice at all times".
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