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Shabnum Dawood Appointed as Country Manager for DHL Global Forwarding South Africa

Shabnum Dawood has been named the new country manager for DHL Global Forwarding’s operations in South Africa. Bringing over 20 years of logistics experience to her role, Dawood’s extensive background positions her well for this leadership position.

Since joining DHL Global Forwarding in 2011, Dawood has showcased exceptional leadership and expertise. She has served as the head of ocean freight for South Africa and managed branches in Durban and Port Elizabeth. Her deep industry knowledge and experience are anticipated to drive further growth and success for the South African division.

In her new position, Dawood will report directly to Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Africa (MEA), and will also join the MEA board, contributing to strategic decisions across the region.

Amadou Diallo commented, “Shabnum’s appointment underscores her exceptional skills and profound understanding of the logistics sector. It also demonstrates DHL Global Forwarding’s strong commitment to promoting gender diversity and supporting women in leadership positions.

“We are proud to have Shabnum lead our South African operations and are dedicated to fostering women’s leadership within our organization, providing them with significant opportunities to advance to senior roles.”

Expressing her enthusiasm for the new role, Dawood stated, “It is a great honor to assume the role of country manager for South Africa. I am eager to contribute to our continued success and strengthen our market presence in South Africa and beyond.

“This is a pivotal time for transforming logistics within the region. I’m committed to leveraging our extensive global network and innovative approaches to enhance our service offerings and promote sustainable growth.”

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