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DHL Global Forwarding appoints Michael Dhu as new head for New Zealand

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-Michael Dhu returns to Asia Pacific as the region sees robust multi-trade lane growth

AUCKLAND, New Zealand /PRNewswire/ — DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has appointed Michael Dhu as its new country manager for New Zealand with effect from 1 February 2015. Formerly Head of Sales Steering at DHL’s global head office in Germany, Michael is returning to his home region to take up the new post where he was the National Sales Manager for DHL Global Forwarding Australia from 2005 to 2009. He will report to Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific.

Michael Dhu, Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand
Michael Dhu, Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific said: “Global trade is on the move again and according to IHS, exports went up 4.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 2013[1]. DHL is seeing customer volumes increase on many trade lanes, especially in Asia Pacific and as a result, we need strong country leadership and sales teams that can maximize the opportunities out there for DHL. We are delighted that Michael, with his sales and management expertise, is rejoining our leadership team in the region at this exciting time.”

An Australian with more than 26 years of experience in national, regional and global roles in the logistics industry, Michael spent the past five years as Vice President, Global Head of Sales Steering, overseeing the development and execution of strategies needed to optimize sales performance across DHL Global Forwarding. He masterminded a series of key changes across DHL’s global sales structure including CRM implementation, bid process redesign and performance metrics redesign. He also led the roll-out of the Certified International Forwarder (CIF) program launched in mid-2014.

Michael joined the logistics industry in 1989 in Australia, building a portfolio of expertise across Asia Pacificincluding New Zealand, before joining Danzas AEI that became DHL Global Forwarding. Before relocating to Bonn, he was National Sales Manager for DHL Global Forwarding in Australia.

Tony Boll, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding South Pacific said: “With Asia Pacific showing the most marked trade improvement compared to other regions, we see that capacity is tightening and demand is rising. In this scenario, Michael’s experience will be invaluable as we strive to meet and exceed customers’ crucial shipping needs across all industry sectors.

During his career, Michael has demonstrated excellence in managing different global projects at various stages of growth, development, strategy execution, operational transformation and performance tracking. In New Zealand, Michael inherits a skilled and motivated team whose opportunities for success will be magnified under his knowledge and leadership.”

Michael Dhu, Country Manager, DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand said: “I am delighted to lead the Global Forwarding business in New Zealand, an assignment which will bring me back to my home region where I first started my career in logistics. With the depth of experience in doing business in South Pacific and managing projects in global strategy development, business transformation and implementation, I look forward to leading the team to deliver greater business value for our customers and winning in the marketplace with a capable and enthusiastic team.”

Michael is presently completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New South Wales.

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DHL The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

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[1] World–Merchandise Exports, Growth, Quarterly; Forecast: September 2014; Copyright © IHS, 2014. All rights reserved.

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February 11, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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