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DHL Global Forwarding names new country manager for Bahrain

Bahrain Business
Tue, 21 Aug 2018


MANAMA: DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Rob Kennaugh to lead its business in Bahrain.

A veteran of DHL, Rob has been with the company for 25 years, taking on various roles across Australia, China, Oman, Germany, Spain and the UK.

He brings with him a wealth of international experience in end-to-end logistics for the oil and gas sector.

Most recently, he was the head of Lead Logistics Partnerships (LLP) for DHL Global Forwarding in Abu Dhabi, where he has been based since 2015.

As country manager, he will oversee DHL Global Forwarding’s business in the country, as well as lead the region’s Integrated Warehouse Solutions (IWS) and a Global Shared Service Centre.

Mr Kennaugh said, “I’m honoured to be appointed to this role as it marks another career milestone for me within the DHL family. I believe my understanding of the region puts me in good stead to lead the team here in Bahrain, as we work together for greater growth. I’m also keen to spearhead more digital customised solutions for our customers to enhance their logistics efficiency.”

The statement from DHL also said that Christelle Fadel is taking the lead for its business in Morocco while Fadi Bastoni has been appointed as country manager to oversee operations in Kuwait.

“The wealth of experience that Christelle, Rob and Fadi have amassed throughout the years in the logistics industry strengthens our existing business in the respective countries, helping us to fully capitalise on key sectors,” said DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa chief executive Amadou Diallo.

“We have high hopes for growth within our region: The Middle East is projected to grow by 3.7 per cent this year while a similar upward trend is predicted for Africa. With these three leaders taking the helm, their respective countries will benefit from their deep local and regional logistics expertise, as well as individual visions to improve business results.”