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DHL Operations Specialist Returns to Helm Asia Pacific and Beyond

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2011-03-01 12:00 


SINGAPORE, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

  • 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

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.

Chris Bresnahan — Executive Vice President – Network Operations, DHL Express Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (AP/EEMEA)

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.

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DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009.

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March 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm

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Zynga and MOL Launch Zynga Game Cards in Six Asian Countries

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2011-03-01 11:00 


SINGAPORE and SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MOL AccessPortal Berhad (MOL) and Zynga Inc today announce the launch of Zynga Game Cards in Asia to provide an easy way for players to pay for virtual goods in their favorite Zynga games.  Zynga Game Cards will be available for purchase in more than 500,000 outlets in six Asian countries including Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

MOL, one of Asia’s leading providers of monetization for online games, virtual worlds and social networking sites, is partnering with Zynga to offer Zynga Game Cards for the first time in many of these Asian markets.

Known across the globe for its widely popular games such as CityVille, FarmVille, Mafia Wars, and Poker, Zynga is committed to continually enhancing players’ enjoyment and by offering dedicated game cards, Zynga is providing more options for users in these markets.  Zynga Game Cards are available in smaller currency values, which will give players more choices for amounts they want to spend on virtual goods within the game and will be available for use with Zynga’s most popular games.  The announcement follows the recent launch of Zynga’s newest game phenomenon, CityVille in Indonesian marking its first game to be offered in the Indonesian language and further signifying its dedication to this region.

Ganesh Kumar Bangah, MOL’s president and chief executive officer said, “MOL is committed to providing highly effective monetization solutions for the social web including social gaming communities. Zynga offers an exceptionally diverse and high quality range of games for their very large community of members. We are excited to partner with them and help generate real revenues from our offer network while enhancing the gaming experience and engagement of Zynga’s audience.”

MOL is making Zynga Game Cards available across the six countries in channels such as:

  • Popular retail chains such as 7-Eleven stores in Singapore and Malaysia, and Singapore’s Comic Connections;
  • MOL affiliated cybercafes such as India’s Sify Cybercafes, Philippine’s Netopia Internet Cafes and Thailand’s Fun Loader Cybercafes; and
  • Electronic payment kiosks, online channels, banking and telco partners such as Malaysia’s Maybank2u, Singapore’s GXCredits and Indonesia’s Gudang Voucher.

The partnership reaffirms the growing popularity of online gaming in Asia. According to a new study by ABI Research, Asia will be the major force in pushing global online games sales which will hit just over US$20 billion in 2012.

As part of the partnership, MOL will make Zynga Game Cards available in values of US$2, US$5 and US$10. MOL customers can now also convert their existing MOLPoints virtual currency into Zynga Game Cards.

Consumers in Asia can begin redeeming Zynga Game Cards immediately. For more information, please visit:

Hi-res company’s logos, executive and Zynga game cards photos can be downloaded at:

About MOL AccessPortal Berhad

MOL AccessPortal Berhad (MOL) is one of Asia’s leading payment service providers. MOL handles over 60 million transactions with an annual payment volume of more than US$200 million. MOL leverages on a network of more than 540,000 physical payment collection points across more than 75 countries. It is also linked online to 88 banks in 9 countries worldwide. MOL is headquartered in Malaysia with offices across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

About Zynga Inc.

Zynga Inc. is the world’s largest social game developer with more than 250+ million monthly active users playing their games which include CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Cafe World, and Treasure Isle.  Zynga Inc. games are available on a number of global platforms including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, the iPad and iPhone. Through, Zynga players have raised more than US$6 million for world social causes.  Zynga Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco.  For more information, visit or

Press Contacts:

Carolyn Chan
MOL AccessPortal
+60-12-210-6291 (Malaysia)

Michelle Kramer
+1-415-519-6645 (US)


SOURCE MOL AccessPortal Berhad; Zynga Inc.


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March 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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